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Credit Unions

SIC 6060 | NAICS 522130

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

State & Federal Credit Unions  (view report)
Savings Banks & Thrifts  (view report)

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

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

National Association of Federal Credit Unions
Publications available from this trade association include:

Economic & CU Monitor
Monthly e-newsletter features analysis and commentary on economic and financial trends affecting NAFCU members, with topics covered in each issue including critical trend highlights, current conditions, regional expectations, and forecast economic and business conditions. E-newsletter is available to members only.

CU Industry Trends
Quarterly publication provides information on key trends for federally-chartered financial institutions on a national, regional, state, and asset class basis, with topics covered including cost of funds, loan and share growth, loan-to-share ratio, return on assets, and net worth ratio. Publication is available to members only.

Annual Report
Annual report examines issues and trends affecting the industry, with topics addressed including legislative and regulatory issues, use of Federal Reserve services, federally-insured institutions financial conditions, and economic benefits provided to consumers. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

Banks and Credit Unions

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Credit Union National Association
Publications available from this organization include:

Economic and CU Forecast
Annual publication provides economic and CU forecasts on a quarterly and annual basis, with CU forecast measures provided including growth rates (e.g., savings, loans, assets, and members), loan-to-share ratios, asset quality, and earnings (e.g., return on assets, net worth ratio).  All information is available free online.

Monthly CU Estimates
Monthly publication provides current and historical trend data on a national basis, with information provided including number of CUs, membership, loans, surplus funds, assets, savings, distribution of loans and surplus funds, loan rates, income and expense ratios, and more. Publication can be downloaded and viewed online.

CU Reports
Semi-annual report provides a detailed analysis of financial and operating results for CUs, with information provided including national and state statistics, operating ratios, savings rates, loan rates, loan composition, spreads, credit quality measures, and more. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Credit Unions  Search for "522130"

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

National Association of Federal Credit Unions
CU Performance Benchmark Report
Quarterly benchmark report allows users to compare their financial performance with other similar firms based on asset class and geographic region, with financial measures covered in the report including interest and non-interest income, cost of funds, operating expenses, net profit margin, return on assets, and return on equity capital  Publication is available to members only; sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Credit Union National Association
CUNA CEO/Senior Executive Total Compensation Reports / CUNA Staff Salary Reports
Compensation surveys provide salary, bonus/incentive, and total compensation data for executives and other personnel, with survey results broken out by asset size, region, number of employees, and loans outstanding, and statistical measures provided for each job position including average, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper decile. Detailed table of contents for each report and other selected excerpts are available free online.

Credit Union Executives Society
CUES Executive / Employee Compensation Surveys
Online subscription databases provide base salary, bonus/incentive, and total cash compensation data for executives and other employees, with survey results searchable by selected criteria (e.g., firm asset size, loan portfolio size, membership size, total number of employees, and geographic region), and statistical data measures provided for each job position including average, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper decile.

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