Measure for measure – Which profitability measurement tools are best for your bank?
Abstract: With some banks failing and many struggling, this article emphasizes that it’s vital for a community bank to monitor its performance closely. But which measurements are best? Historically, return on assets (ROA) has been the most popular. But banks are now placing greater emphasis on ROE. And how does one make a fair comparison between the performances of different branches? Finally, regardless of how one measures profitability, it’s important to consider the impact of risk. A sidebar looks at a recent survey that shows how banks are measuring profitability and using the results.