October 01, 2014


Cash is King at Regional Banks in the West

Regional banks in the Western states rely heavily on cash to compensate their Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), according to recent proxy data analyzed by Vivient Consulting and compiled by Main Data Group. We analyzed the 2014 proxies for the Chief Executive Officer position at over 40 publicly-traded banks ranging in asset size from $500 million to $10 billion in the 10 Western states. The median bank asset size is $1.4 billion, with approximately one-third of the banks in the $2B to $9.9B asset size range. Median performance metrics were 1.0% Return on Assets (ROA) and 8.7% Return on Equity (ROE).