BTC iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF
Must-know: Determining a bank’s value
The first challenge is that banks are highly regulated and any change in regulations has a huge impact on the valuation of a bank—the second challenge is that it’s difficult to determine cash flow for a bank because both debt and reinvestment are difficult to calculate.
Must-know: The banking landscape
There a large number of players that are each vying for share in the same market—there are a few large players who are present across the U.S., but most banks have pockets of strength.
Must-know: Traditional banks face challenges
When a borrower isn’t able to pay back the loan, the loan is considered a non-performing asset (or NPA)—since the money for lending came from a depositor, the bank needs a large enough pool of capital to withstand such a shock.
How Has Huntington Bancshares Performed?
Huntington’s peers have outperformed the company based on EPS. However, Huntington Bancshares is way ahead of its peers based on forward PE and PBV.
SunTrust Bank’s Deposit Growth Lower than Industry Average
STI’s deposit growth is clearly lagging behind the industry average. Other banks are experiencing strong growth in this area.
BB&T’s Relative Valuation Is close to the Industry Average
BB&T’s loan and deposit growth is marginally below the industry average. Its ROE and price-to-book ratio are close to the peer average.
SunTrust: A Leading Bank in the Southeast
SunTrust provides a broad range of consumer and wholesale banking, mortgage banking, and private wealth management services.
Is SunTrust Bank’s Stock Undervalued?
SunTrust Bank’s return on equity is 8%, which is 18% lower than the industry average.
Why SunTrust Has Lower Net Interest Margins
SunTrust Bank’s net interest income in 2014 remained stable compared to 2013 as strong loan growth offset the decline in net interest margin.
Commercial Loans Drive SunTrust’s Wholesale Banking Growth
The Wholesale Banking segment’s net interest income increased in 2014 compared to 2013.
Overview: The way traditional banks make money
Generally, the interest charged from those who took the loans is higher than the interest paid to depositors—the difference in the interest earned and interest paid is the interest income that is essentially the money made by the bank from its core operations.