Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Banking Profile: Third Quarter 2012

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December 2012

12th District Banking Profile

This Profile takes a look at a few nationwide banking trends over the past 35 years, dividing banks into three peer groups by size. One chart shows the comparative core profitability rates (pre-tax pre-provision earnings as a percent of average assets), with larger banks outperforming the smaller banks consistently over the past 20 years.

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