Bank Holding Company Capital Ratios and Shareholder Payouts

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Beverly Hirtle

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Banking Studies Department

Date Written: September 1998

Abstract

Last year's sharp drop in the capital ratios of bank holding companies could cast doubt on the companies' future capital strength, especially if credit quality eroded significantly or if profitability weakened. However, an analysis linking the drop in ratios to bank efforts to increase shareholder payouts in a period of strong profitability suggests that these concerns are premature.

Keywords: repurchases, bank capital

JEL Classification: G21, G32

Suggested Citation

Hirtle, Beverly, Bank Holding Company Capital Ratios and Shareholder Payouts (September 1998). Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=997395 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.997395

Beverly Hirtle (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Banking Studies Department ( email )

33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
United States
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212-720-8363 (Fax)

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