Thursday, August 9, 2012

Big Banks Assets Shrink, Capital Strengthens

Total Assets

The 10 Largest USA Banks reported aggregate total assets of $10.69 trillion for the QE 6-30-12. This is a small decrease of -$57 billion and -0.53% from the prior QE 3-31-12, but a strong increase of +$105 billion and +1.00% from the prior year QE 6-30-11.

The 3 largest banks in the USA, JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup, all reported decreases in total assets as did 5 of the 6 biggest. The remaining 4 reported increases. JPMorgan reported the largest decrease (-$30 billion) followed by Citigroup and Morgan Stanley (both -$28 billion). BNY Mellon reported the largest increase (+$30 billion) followed by U.S. Bancorp (+$12 billion).

Largest USA Banks by Total Assets The Trillion Dollar Club: JPMorgan Chase continues #1 with total assets of $2.29 trillion, Bank of America is #2 with $2.16 trillion, Citigroup is #3 with $1.92 trillion, and Wells Fargo continues #4 with $1.34 trillion. Next are Goldman Sachs at $949 billion and Morgan Stanley at $754 billion. U.S. Bancorp $353 billion, Bank of New York Mellon $330 billion, PNC Financial Services $300 billion, and Capital One at $297 billion round out the top 10.

Capital Ratio

The 10 Largest USA Banks reported an average capital to assets ratio of 10.39% for the QE 6-30-12, an increase from the prior QE 3-31-12 (10.27%). The increase was broad with 8 of the 10 reporting higher ratios. BNY Mellon reported the only notable decrease (from 11.60% to 10.71%) and the Capital One decrease (from 12.55% to 12.54%) was negligible.

Largest USA Banks by Capital Ratio The 10%+ Club: PNC Financial Services, Capital One, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, Bank of America, and BNY Mellon all have capital ratios greater than 10%, which is very good. Citigroup, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs are below 10%.

Largest USA Banks Ratings: U.S. Bancorp & Wells Fargo Tops, Goldman Sachs Last


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