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Commercial Banks and Savings Institutions

SIC 6020 | NAICS 522100

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Commercial Banking  (view report)
Savings Banks and Thrifts  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Bankers Association
ABA Center for Banking Information
Comprehensive source of information on the banking industry includes a broad selection of statistical data, research reports, and other information on various aspects of the industry. All information can be viewed free online.

FDIC Quarterly
Comprehensive summary of quarterly financial and operating results for the banking industry, with feature articles covering economic and banking trends on a national and regional level. All issues can be viewed free online.

First Research

Banks and Credit Unions
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Banks and Savings Institutions  Search for "5221"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Bank Data and Statistics
Comprehensive source of income statement and balance sheet data for FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions. User-defined reports provide financial information by type of institution, geographic region, asset size, and report date. Reports are updated quarterly and are accessible free online.

Compensation Surveys

Independent Community Bankers of America
Community Bank Salary Survey  Select "Publications - Salary Survey"
Survey collects data for more than 100 community bank positions, including
key management, directors, and bank staff.

SNL Financial
SNL Executive Compensation Review for Banks and Thrifts
Provides executive compensation data for publicly-traded companies by size, region, and sector, and includes market and financial performance data for pay versus performance analysis. Sample report is downloadable free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Banking Salary Survey / Savings and Loan Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

Robert Half
Accounting and Finance Salary Guide
Salary guide provides average starting salary ranges for various accounting and finance positions, including banking personnel. Online salary calculator can be used to estimate the average starting salary range for specific job positions in a local market based on zip code. All information is available free online.

JobStar.Org Profession-Specific Salary Surveys
Compensation surveys covering industry personnel. All data is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Valuing Financial Institutions
Z. Christopher Mercer, Mercer Capital
Available in an e-book format; see product page for description of contents.

The Bank Director's Valuation Handbook
Mercer Capital
Paperback publication; see product page for description of contents.

Bank Watch Newsletter
Mercer Capital
Periodic newsletter with focuses on financial institution valuation issues and mergers and acquisitions activity. All issues are free online.

Commercial Bank Valuation
William D. Miller, John Wiley & Sons, 1995
See product page for description of contents and user comments.

The Bank Valuation Handbook:
A Market-Based Approach to Valuing a Bank

Hazel J. Johnson, McGraw-Hill, 1996
See product page for description of contents and user comments.

Financial Institutions, Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions
Zabihollah Rezaee, John Wiley & Sons, 2001
See product page for description of contents and user comments. Use's "Look Inside" feature to preview contents.

SNL Financial
SNL Financial Institutions Deal Book
Annual sourcebook covering financial institution mergers and acquisitions includes directories of key acquirers and financial and legal advisors, M&A rankings and statistics, and state-by-state M&A activity and deposit market share analysis. Sample report is downloadable free online.