2017 Community Banking Crossroads
Choosing Irrelevance or Greatness
The data shows yet again that the differential between community bank High Performers, those in the top 30 percent of performance, and the average is not shrinking, even with this quarter’s industry-wide earnings improvement. While the discrepancy is staggering and likely shocking to some bankers, it serves as proof of potential for those banks that don’t yet meet the mark of High Performance.
No matter what the endgame is- acquire, be acquired, continue to grow, perform at dramatically higher levels- the High Performers will be driving a disproportionately bigger slice of bank share value growth.