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.
Author: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Date of Publication: December 21, 2012
Last Updated: December, 2012