Happy Friday and Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!
Hard to believe we are already in September (although the 100+ degree heat is still sticking with us for now here in Texas)… Here is the Uncle Sean Update for 9/1/23:
Okay - it was kind of a light news week headed into the Holiday Weekend, so here is a quick “off the rails” unsolicited M&A commentary from Uncle Sean….
👀 Well, somehow Credit Unions didn’t get my memo above on M&A slowdown…. 😬 LOL!!!
So – I don’t know if this was coincidence or if there is a strong trend forming (I broke my crystal ball years ago; and sometimes it’s okay to say “I don’t know” LOL). But the punchline from what I see is that these are all very small banks (add all 5 together and you barely get to $1B in total assets) – pretty much the M.O. of CU acquisition of BK targets. Almost all have loan concentrations in RE (both Res and CRE) which make sense from a CU perspective as well as local deposit market / limited branch footprint. Worth noting that several of these small banks had yields on average earning assets north of 5% which is pretty good comparatively speaking right now; and only two had larger emphasis on securities with only one that had material unrealized losses on securities. Also of interest is the significant cash position for First National Bank Northwest Florida of $95M (total assets are only $169M with a Cost of Funds of only 1.1% and pushing 5.24% Yield on Avg Earning Assets - and a roughly 50% CRE emphasis drawing 6.8% Yield – WOW).
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Have a GREAT Labor Day Weekend and please stay safe!!!
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