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- The Sterling Financial Corp. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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About Sterling Financial Corp.
Sterling Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Sterling Savings Bank, which provides commercial banking products and services, mortgage lending, construction financing, and investment products to individuals, small business, commercial organization, and corporations.
As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 178 deposit-taking branches throughout the western region of the United States, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and California. It also has 168 automated teller machines.
The company operates through four segments: Community Banking; Residential Construction Lending; Residential Mortgage Banking; and Commercial Mortgage Banking.
The Community Banking segment provides retail, commercial banking, and wealth management services and products.
The Residential Construction Lending segment focuses on credit resolution.
The Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates and sells servicing-retained and servicing-released residential loans through loan production offices.
The Commercial Mortgage Banking segment originates, sells, and services commercial real estate loans and participation interests in commercial real estate loans through offices in the western region primarily through the companys subsidiary INTERVEST-Mortgage Investment Company.
The company provides both secured and unsecured loans to businesses and individuals.
Commercial Lending: The company has structured its commercial lending into three groups: Commercial and Corporate Banking, Private Banking, and Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending.
The company's Commercial and Corporate Banking Group provides a range of credit products to small- and medium-sized businesses. Credit products include lines of credit, receivable and inventory financing, equipment loans, and term real estate financing for owner-occupied properties. The credit product line for both businesses and individuals includes standardized products, as well as customized accommodations.
The company's Private Banking Group provides a line of financial and credit services to higher-net-worth and higher-income borrowers, including various consumer and commercial banking loans. The private banking group also serves the needs of the owners and key employees of the commercial and corporate business customers.
The company's Small Business Administration Group consists of business development officers located in its key business markets of Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and Santa Rosa. Its business development officers assist small start-up and existing businesses with their financing, cash management, and general business planning needs, primarily by helping them access the Small Business Administrations guaranteed 7(a) and 504 lending programs. These guaranteed lending programs provide small businesses with critical and flexible funding for establishing a new business, or for the operation, acquisition or expansion of an existing business. From their four primary locations, its business development officers support small businesses banking requirements throughout its commercial and retail branch network.
Multifamily Residential and Commercial Real Estate Lending: The company offers multifamily residential and commercial real estate loans as both construction and permanent loans collateralized by real property. Construction loans on such properties typically have terms of 12 to 24 months and have variable interest rates.
One- to Four-Family Residential Lending: The company originates fixed- and adjustable-rate residential mortgages (ARMs), which have interest rates that adjust annually or every three, five or seven years. It focuses its residential lending on traditional amortizing loans for owner occupied homes, second homes, and investment properties per guidelines. It also originates non-owner occupied residential mortgages. It originates residential construction loans on presold and spec homes, as well as townhouses and condominiums and provides land, lot, and acquisition and development loans for residential subdivisions.
Consumer Lending: Consumer loans and lines of credit are originated directly through its retail branches and Private Banking Group, and indirectly through its Dealer Banking Department. The company finances purchases of consumer goods, including automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles, and lines of credit for personal use.
As of December 31, 2009, the company's investment portfolio included mortgage-backed securities and municipal bonds.
The company's deposit accounts include transaction (checking) accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts (MMDA), and certificates of deposit (CDs) accounts.
Sterling Financial Corporation was founded in 1983.
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1. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sterling Financial Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sterling Financial Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sterling Financial Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sterling Financial Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Banks and Thrifts Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sterling Financial Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. STERLING FINANCIAL CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sterling Financial Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sterling Financial Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sterling Financial Corp. Major Shareholders
Sterling Financial Corp. History
Sterling Financial Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Sterling Financial Corp. Offices and Representations
Sterling Financial Corp. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Sterling Financial Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sterling Financial Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Sterling Financial Corp. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Banks and Thrifts Industry Statistics
Sterling Financial Corp. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Sterling Financial Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Sterling Financial Corp. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Sterling Financial Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Sterling Financial Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Sterling Financial Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sterling Financial Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sterling Financial Corp. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?