High Leverage that Yields Negative Earnings Creates Risk

IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) utilizes the acronym CAMEL to represent the financial ratios used to evaluate the safety and soundness of commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions. In this article, we explain how IDCFP uses earnings returns as the ā€œEā€ component of our CAMEL rating, and why it is important…

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The Critical Margins Used to Measure Management in Banks

IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) utilizes the acronym CAMEL to represent the financial ratios used to evaluate the safety and soundness of commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions. In this article we discuss margins as a measure of management, the "M" component of our CAMEL ranking, and why it is important…

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How Assessing Adequacy of Capital Determines Risk

IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) uses the acronym CAMEL to represent the financial ratios we use to evaluate the safety and soundness of commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions. This article explains how we measure adequacy of capital in banks and savings institutions as a component of our CAMEL ranking, and…

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Capital Requirements Measure Safety and Soundness of Banks

IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) uses the acronym CAMEL to represent the financial ratios we use to evaluate the safety and soundness of commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions. This article explains how we use the capital requirements ratios in banks and savings institutions as the ā€œCā€ component of our CAMEL…

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