Brought to you by the Financial Institutions Team of Mercer Capital, these monthly newsletters are focused on bank activity in five U.S. regions. Each edition of Bank Watch highlights various banking metrics, including public market indicators, M&A market indicators, and key indices of the top financial institutions in your region, providing insight into financial institution valuation issues.

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CURRENT ISSUE

May 2021

IN THIS ISSUE
Feature
Not All MOEs Are Created Equal

Updated Metrics for May 2021
National Public Market Indicators
National M&A Market Indicators
Regional Bank Peer Reports


National Archives

2021

  • April 2021
    • Mercer Capital Presentations from AOBA 2021
      – Valuation Lessons Learned from Credit Union & Bank Transactions
      – Prepping for a Potentially Big M&A Year
  • March 2021
    • One Year Later: An Update to Our Pandemic Credit Risk Analysis
  • February 2021
    • Mortgage Banking Lagniappe (Part II)
  • January 2021
    • Mortgage Banking Lagniappe

2020

  • December 2020
    • 2021 M&A Outlook: Slow Transition to a Potentially Big Year
  • November 2020
    • Four Reasons to Consider a Stock Repurchase Program
  • October 2020
    • Low Rates and Tighter NIMs Spur Bank Interest In the Wealth Management Sector
  • September 2020
    • Estate Planning When Bank Stocks Are Depressed
  • August 2020
    • 2020 Mid-Year Core Deposit Intangibles Update
  • July 2020
    • Stress Testing and Capital Planning for Banks and Credit Unions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • June 2020
    • Does Your Bank Need an Interim Impairment Test Due to the Economic Impact of COVID-19?
  • May 2020
    • Top Three Valuation Considerations for Credit Unions When Contemplating a Bank Acquisition
  • April 2020
    • Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, and Credit Risk Management
  • March 2020
    • A Reshaping Landscape
  • February 2020
    • Issues for Banks Executing a Hold Strategy in 2020
  • January 2020
    • Community Bank Valuation (Part 5)- Valuing Controlling Interests

2019

  • December 2019
    • Outlook for 2020: Good Fundamentals, Moderate Valuations but Limited EPS Growth
  • November 2019
    • Community Bank Valuation (Part 4): Valuing Minority Interests
  • October 2019
    • 2019 Core Deposit Intangibles Update
  • September 2019
    • Community Bank Valuation (Part 3): Important Relationships Between a Bank and Its Holding Company
  • August 2019
    • Community Bank Valuation (Part 2): Key Considerations in Analyzing the Financial Statements of a Bank
  • July 2019
    • Bank M&A Mid-Year Update
  • June 2019
    • Community Bank Valuation (Part 1): Financial Performance, Risk, and Growth
  • May 2019
    • Net Interest Margin Trends and Expectations
  • April 2019
    • The Importance of Fairness Opinions in Transactions
  • March 2019
    • Scale for Another Reason
    • Fairness Considerations for Mergers of Equals
  • February 2019
    • Takeaways from AOBA 2019
  • January 2019
    • Credit Quality at a Crossroads

2018

  • December 2018
    • 2019 Outlook: Gasping for Air Replaces 2018’s Rainbow Chasing
  • November 2018
    • Noncompete Agreements for Section 280G Compliance
  • October 2018
    • Views from the Road: What Do Community Banks, FinTech, and Buffalo Have in Common?
  • September 2018
    • 2018 Core Deposit Intangibles Update
  • August 2018
    • Beach Reading: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Qualified Business Income Deduction
  • July 2018
    • M&A Update: Good Gets Better
  • June 2018
    • Takeaways from the FinXTech Conference: The Rise of Bank and FinTech Partnerships
  • May 2018
    • Purchase Accounting Considerations for Banks Acquiring Asset Managers
  • April 2018
    • Spreadsheets Never Disappoint
  • March 2018
    • Could Your Bank Benefit From a Third-Party Shareholder Survey? Hear Us Out…
  • February 2018
    • 2018 Trends to Watch in the Banking Industry: Acquire or Be Acquired Conference Recap
  • January 2018
    • It’s Tax Time: Implications of Tax Reform for Banks

2017

  • December 2017
    • Fairness When the Price May Not Feel “Right”
  • November 2017
    • The Importance of Size, Profitability, and Asset Quality in Valuation
  • October 2017
    • Core Deposit Intangible Asset Values and Deposit Premiums Update
  • September 2017
    • ASU 2016-01: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Liabilities: It’s Not CECL, But It Could Affect You
  • August 2017
    • Emerging Community Bank M&A Trends in 2017
  • July 2017
    • Fairness Opinions Do Not Address Regrets
  • June 2017
    • Creating Value at Your Community Bank Through Developing a FinTech Framework
  • April 2017
    • Is FinTech a Threat or an Opportunity?
  • March 2017
    • Strategic Benefits of Stress Testing
  • February 2017
    • 2016 and 2017: Buy the Rumor and Sell the News?
  • January 2017
    • Are Robo-Advisors on Any Banker’s Wish List?

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Regional Archives

Beginning with the September 2013 issue, Mercer Capital’s Bank Watch has been consolidated to provide insight into financial institution valuation issues from a national perspective. Click the maps below to access archives of the regional issues of Bank Watch.

Atlantic Coast


DE, FL, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV, and Washington, DC


Midwest


IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TX, WI


Northeast


CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT


Southeast


AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, TN


West


AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY