News release: “Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported aggregate net income of $42.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013, a $7.8 billion (22.6 percent) increase from the $34.4 billion in profits that the industry reported a year earlier. This is the 16th consecutive quarter that earnings have registered a year-over-year increase. Increased noninterest income, lower noninterest expenses, and reduced provisions for loan losses accounted for the increase in earnings from a year ago. Year-over-year earnings increased at more than half (53.8 percent) of the 6,940 insured institutions reporting financial results. The proportion of banks that were unprofitable fell to 8.2 percent, from 11.3 percent a year earlier.”
- Financial results for the second quarter of 2013 are contained in the FDIC’s latest Quarterly Banking Profile, which was released today.