Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Report Sound Third-Quarter Financial Performance

Wisconsin’s 130 state-chartered banks continue to demonstrate solid financial performance as of September 30, 2022, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

Total assets of Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks stand at more than $67.1 billion through September 30, 2022, down from $67.8 billion reported September 30, 2021. Despite rising interest rates, the net interest margin is holding steady, decreasing slightly from 3.35% as of September 30, 2021, to 3.33% as of September 30, 2022. Net loans have increased 5.1% from September 30, 2021, up $2.2 billion.

In the twelve months ending on September 30, 2022:

  • The capital ratio remained satisfactory at 9.38% compared to 10.97% in September 2021;
  • The past due ratio improved to 0.56% from 0.76% in September 2021;
  • Net operating income was over $594.3 million, but down from $679.4 million in September 2021 due, in part, to the end of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fee income and secondary market income;
  • The return on average assets ratio showed a decline to 1.19% from 1.39% in September 2021; and
  • Bank liquidity remained adequate but was impacted by the increase in the loans to assets ratio at 68.89% compared to 64.82% in September 2021.

“As interest rates continue to rise and economic uncertainty persists, Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks are displaying sound decisions and financial performance through the third-quarter of 2022,” said DFI Secretary-designee Cheryll Olson-Collins. “Overall, Wisconsin’s state-chartered banks are financially stable and a source of strength for the economy.”