Profitability at U.S. banks with less than $10 billion in assets has declined in the second quarter, according to an analysis of results reported through July 26.
The median return on average equity among the 227 publicly traded banks and thrifts in the analysis was 10.08% for the quarter, down from 10.46% in the year-ago period. The group's median net interest margin fell slightly to 3.65% from 3.69%.
However, the median efficiency ratio was 60.76%, down from 60.91% in the year-ago quarter, and the group's median net charge-off ratio fell slightly to 0.03% from 0.04%.
Median year-over-year loan growth was 8.1% in the second quarter, compared to a 9.8% increase in the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, deposits grew by a median of 7.9% year over year, down from 8.7% growth in the second quarter of 2018.
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