KBRA Releases U.S. Bank Ratings Compendium for Second-Quarter 2019

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its latest U.S. Bank Ratings Compendium, which analyzes the 2Q results of U.S. banks with KBRA long-term ratings.

New Feature: Rankings tables, including the top 10 lowest cost deposit franchises and largest sequential negative changes in return on assets, net interest margin, net charge-offs, and nonperforming asset ratios.

Themes discussed in the Compendium include:

  • Margin pressure continues as expected, albeit at a diminished rate; despite this, KBRA notes that our rated universe largely continues to reflect strong core performance.
  • While a modestly higher number of idiosyncratic credit events were observed this quarter versus the prior period, overall credit costs remain nominal.
  • Stock buybacks or buyback authorizations were fairly prevalent, although to date these programs have not been overly “shareholder friendly” at the expense of bondholders.

The Compendium includes second-quarter 2019 updates on all publicly traded U.S. banks in KBRA’s rated universe, focusing on key performance and credit metrics, along with medians of key ratios.

To access the report, click here.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.


Analytical Contacts:

Ashley Phillips, Director

(301) 969-3185

Ian Jaffe, Managing Director

(646) 731-3302

Joe Scott, Managing Director

(646) 731-2438

Van Hesser, Senior Managing Director

(646) 731-2305

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