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Subject:  Re: Wells Fargo (WFC) Date:  5/25/2013  5:43 PM
Author:  jackcrow Number:  147 of 562

Mostly just thinking out loud.


Q ending March 31,2013 Q ending Dec 2012

Total deposits 1011 1002 = 3.6% annualized growth
Net Loans 783 782 = 0.5% annualized growth
% of deposits lent 77% 78%

ST Borrowing 60 57 = 24.6% annualized growth
Accrued Expenses 75 76 = -5% annualized growth
LT Debt 126 127 = -3% annualized growth


From the Earnings statement

Total Interest income 11 12
Total Non Interest inc 11 11


Of the above line items on the balance sheet, which carries the greatest risk? Do I include deposits as debt? Do I only include deposits not lent as debt? Is a current ratio or quick ratio useful in analyzing risk? Is the interest coverage ratio viable?

Half of WFC's income is from interest while half is not. How does this compare to its peers? How does this compare to regional or smaller more traditional banks? What are the risks to the interest income stream? What are the risks to the non-interest income stream?

Capital Adequacy Ratio is the new standard being used to assess the risk profile of the company. What is WFC's CAR? It cannot be assessed from the three sheets. There is a "regulatory and agency capital requirements" note but it only deals with tier one capital. By their figures WFC is above the standard required by the Fed.

And Tier one still includes equity a very hard commodity to spend in order to cover ones liquid losses.

jack
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