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Summary: First Republic Bank Jul 10
Standard & Poors, July 2010
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on First Republic Bank reflect its solid credit quality and capitalization, its strong core deposit base, and the long and successful track record of its management team. The bank's concentrated loan portfolio, limited geographic diversification, and lackluster earnings performance partially offset these positive ratings factors. Following its sale by Bank of America Corp. (BofA), First Republic has a minimal amount of delinquent and nonperforming assets and is capitalized robustly, with a tangible common equity-to-tangible assets ratio of 8.4%. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) will require First Republic, as technically a de novo bank, to maintain a leverage ratio of at least 8% for the next seven years, which we view favorably. The ratio...
Companies mentioned in this report are: First Republic Bank,Bank of America Corp.
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First Republic Bank,Bank of America Corp.