(December 14, 2011) – For the third year in a row, Central Bancompany was recognized as one of America’s Best Banks by Forbes magazine and one of only two Missouri-based banks ranked within the top 20 on this list.
Central Bancompany maintained its position at No. 16, for the second year in a row, in the Forbes 2012 analysis of the nation’s 100 largest financial institutions.
To establish the ranking, Forbes used data collected from SNL Financial. The Charlottesville, Va., company gauged each bank based on eight criteria: return on average equity; net interest margin; non-performing loans; non-performing assets; reserves; a leverage ratio; and two capital ratios.
Central Bancompany is a $9.8 billion, Missouri-based bank holding company with 13 full-service community banks, in 235 locations and 66 communities, serving consumers and businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma.
Central Bancompany’s family of 13 community banks includes Boone County National Bank, Central Trust Bank of Jefferson City, MO, Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, City Bank and Trust, Empire Bank, First Central Bank, First National Bank of Audrain County, First National Bank of St. Louis, Jefferson Bank, Metcalf Bank, ONB Bank, Ozark Mountain Bank, and Third National Bank. Affiliate companies include Central Trust and Investment Company, Central Technology Services, Central Mortgage Services and Central Travel.