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as of the September 30, 2014 Call Report
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The iBank Monitor database has been updated with September 30, 2014 Call Report financial information as well as a re-fresh of all new regulatory enforcement actions and terminations. As a result, the iBank Monitor Watch List improved to 391 banks this week representing $145.0 billion in total assets. The FDIC's September 30, 2014 quarterly report mentioned the existence of 329 "problem" banks, the identity of which have not been publicly disclosed.

New Additions to the Watch List as of September 30, 2014:

  • Harvard Savings Bank, Harvard, IL - investment fraud - see company press release regarding Pennant Management.
  • Commonwealth Bank, FSB, Mount Sterling, KY - recurring losses, reliance on borrowed funds.
  • Coast National Bank, San Luis Obispo, CA - uptick in Texas Ratio, profitability minimal in spite of recent capital infusion.
  • Harvest Community Bank, Pennsville, NJ - increasing Texas Ratio and declining capital ratios - attempting capital infusion by exercise of common warrants.
  • Commerce Bank of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - loan charge-offs, losses, declining capital ratios.  Acquired a failed bank in 2010 (Towne Bank of Arizona) - apparently not panning out very well.
  • Old Dominion National Bank, North Garden, VA - continuing losses, shrinking loan portfolio, low earning assets.

 

While the iBank Monitor Watch List contains 62 more banks than the FDIC's "problem" bank count, the difference is attributable to regulators' long standing delay in coordinating and terminating enforcement actions for banks and their holding companies. The existence of open/non-terminated enforcement actions against a bank or its holding company are automatic triggers for inclusion on the iBank Monitor Watch List.

 

The total count of iBank Monitor Critical List banks is now 38 with total assets of $14.6 billion down from 41 banks based on the June 30th Call Report data.  

New additions to the Critical List for September 30, 2014:

  • City National Bank of New Jersey, Newark, NJ - declining capital ratios, increasing Texas Ratio and losses.
  • Boundary Waters Bank, Duluth, MN - declining capital ratios, non performing asset levels.
  • WestSide Bank, Hiram, GA - skyrocketing Texas Ratio, insufficient capital.
Banks departing the Critical List as of September 30, 2014:

  • Lafayette State Bank, Mayo, FL - probably just temporarily since numbers have only marginally improved.
  • Pan American Bank, Los Angeles, CA - rescued with capital infusion from other banks.
  • Eastern Savings Bank, FSB, Hunt Valley, MD - good capital infusion but Texas Ratio remains high.
  • Idaho Banking Company, Boise, ID - poor financial performance- forced sale.
  • Bank of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem, NC - $45.8 million private placement on July 16, 2014.
  • Gulf Coast Community Bank, Pensacola, FL - probably just temporarily since numbers have only marginally improved.
For tenured Critical List banks, the story remains the same - their assets are shrinking, management continues to write off or work out troubled assets, and capital has been depleted in anticipation of being rescued, sold or closed. During the height of the banking crisis the Critical List hovered around 120 banks at any given time, and today the norm has settled to a much lower level.

For comprehensive Watch and Critical List bank reports and schedules, please visit refer to specific website pages.


iBank Monitor Critical List



The
iBank Monitor Critical List identifies the most troubled U.S. banks using a proprietary financial screening process. Excluding quarter to date bank failures, the Critical List contains 38 banks with combined total assets of $14.6 billion.

The Critical List methodology evaluates the following attributes in relation to all banks:

  • Risk Based Capital Ratios,
  • The level of Non Performing Loans and Other Real Estate Owned (OREO),
  • Tangible Equity,
  • Net Income (Loss), and
  • The existence of Regulatory Prompt and Corrective Capital Enforcement Actions.


iBank Monitor Watch List


The iBank Monitor Watch List contains
 391 banks representing $145.0 billion in total assets which continues to improve as additional regulatory enforcement actions are terminated. The Watch List is based on the analysis of current financial information and public regulatory enforcement actions and attempts to identify and correlate bank names to the quarterly list of FDIC "troubled banks".


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Regulatory Enforcement Actions


Our Regulatory Enforcement Action database is continually updated, focusing on bank asset quality enforcement directives. The result is a single, comprehensive source of
Regulatory Enforcement Actions which include: formal agreements, consent orders, cease and desist orders,and prompt and corrective actions.

While the FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) each have separate enforcement action search pages, which are sporadically updated, they can be cumbersome to review.

Our Subscribers, however, can access detailed Regulatory Enforcement Action Lists including custom search features as well as a concise list of all outstanding Prompt and Correction Actions.

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