Archive: November 2015

Creating Shareholder Value in Midcap Banks

The mission of a bank is to operate a safe and sound financial institution, while creating shareholder value. The value of a bank, defined by the ratio of market value to common equity, most often is directly related to the return on equity (ROE) less the cost of equity…

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ROE Compared to COE Still the Best Indicator of Value

Investors and analysts measure the performance of bank holding companies by comparing return on equity (ROE) against the cost of equity capital (COE). If the ROE is higher than the COE, management is creating value. ROE less than COE, management destroys value. Value is measured by stock…

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