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Summary: Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.
Standard & Poors, September 2002
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The ratings on Banco Popular Espa-ol, S.A. (Popular), the highest assigned to a private bank in Spain, reflect the bank's solid financial fundamentals, in particular its excellent earnings record, sound asset quality, and good capitalization, as well as management's coherent and conservative strategy. Despite the substantial changes undergone by the Spanish financial system (including a wave of consolidation and convergence to low interest rate levels), Popular has managed to maintain consistently strong returns, with return on average assets averaging a high 1.7% during the past six years. Popular's outstanding performance--a combination of the bank's focus on retail domestic banking, superior pricing policies, a comparatively cheaper funding base, and strong operating efficiency--is indisputably one of the bank's major strengths and a...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.
Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.