Additional Factors: Institutions with a small asset base or a short operating history can represent an instability risk beyond what their financial ratios indicate. Almena State Bank has a low asset base.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much funds a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of December 31, 2013 Almena State Bank had $14,000 in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $2.56 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Almena State Bank a Texas Ratio of 0.55% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Almena State Bank decreased dramatically from 0.80% as of December 31, 2012 to 0.55% as of December 31, 2013, resulting in a positive change of 31.13%.This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Almena State Bank has improved dramatically in recent periods.
In the past year, Almena State Bank has increased its total deposits by $1.27 million, resulting in 4.77% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Almena State Bank has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Almena State Bank has $30.32 million in assets with $2.56 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 8.43%, which is average.