Sunday, November 9, 2008

Franklin Bank, S.S.B., Houston, Texas Closed By The FDIC

Franklin Bank, S.S.B., Houston, Texas was closed by the FDIC on Friday.

Prosperity Bank of El Campo, Texas, assumed all of the deposits of Franklin Bank. Franklin Bank had total assets of $5.1 billion and total deposits of $3.7 billion. The bank was relatively new and was founded in 1987 as the Bowie State Bank.

It looks like Construction, land development, and other land loans did them in. The bank had $1.2 billion of these loans at 9/30/08, and $400 million were 30 days past due or in non accrual status.

Final stats on the failed bank:

Tier 1 leverage ratio - 2.11%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio - 3.37%
Total risk-based capital ratio - 5.11%

Noncurrent loans to loans - 11.06% (6/30/2008)

Capital ratios as of 9/30/2008.

Just to demonstrate how quickly capital can erode. The bank had a total risk-based capital ratio of 10.16% at 6/30/08.

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