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Federal Reserve Bank
OF DALLAS
W ILLIA M

H. WALLACE

DALLAS, TEXAS 7 5 2 2 2

FIRST V IC E PR ES ID EN T
AND CH IE F O PER ATING O FFIC ER

June 10, 1988

Circular 88-37

TO:

The Chief Executive Officer of all
member banks and others concerned in
the Eleventh Federal Reserve District
SUBJECT

March 1988 Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) Available on
Magnetic Tape
DETAILS
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is
making data available on magnetic tape from the UBPR, beginning with the March
1988 edition. These large-volume, bulk tapes are expected to be of use to
requestors who wish to analyze or manipulate data for large numbers of banks
or groups.
ATTACHMENTS
The FFIEC1s press release with ordering instructions for the UBPR
magnetic tapes is attached.
MORE INFORMATION
For further information about the UBPR, please contact Dorsey Davis
at (214) 744-7420.
Sincerely yours,

For additional copies of any circular please contact the Public Affairs Department at (214) 651-6289. Banks and others are
encouraged to use the following incoming WATS numbers in contacting this Bank (800) 442-7140 (intrastate) and (800)
527-9200 (interstate).

This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org)

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

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1776 G Street, N W , Suite 701 • W ash in gton, D C 20006

Press Release
For immediate release

The

Federal

(FFIEC)

is

Uniform

Bank

May 26, 1988

Financial

making

data

Institutions

available

Performance

Report

on

Examination

magnetic

(UBPR),

tape

beginning

Council
from

the

with

the

March, 1988 edition.

The data will consist of bank ratios and

dollar

percentile

amounts,

bank

ranks,

and

peer

group

ratio

averages, for the items and dates printed in that edition of the
UBPR, and the state statistics printed in that edition of the
State

Average

expected

Report.

to be of

use

These
to

manipulate data for large

large-volume,

requestors who

bulk

wish

to

tapes

are

analyze

or

numbers of banks or groups.

past, public purchasers of UBPR data

have been limited

In the
to hard

copies of individual bank UBPR’s or group statistical reports.
In any quarter, UBPR
dates and data types that

tapes will be available only

forthe

pertain to the latest edition of the

UBPR.
The

data

are

organized

into different

data

types.

Each

type of bank data is contained on one tape for all banks for
each of the several

data dates in that UBPR edition.

Each type

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of group data (peer group or state averages) is available on one
tape for all peer groups or state groups for all data dates in
that UBPR edition.

Thus, the data available for a UBPR edition

will comprise 16-18 different tapes, depending on whether it is
a year-end edition.
The fee for each tape will be $400.

The material provided

for an order will consist of:
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the tape or tapes ordered

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technical documentation

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a

UBPR User's Guide, if requested

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a

file description on tape

The

attached

technical

discussion

provides

additional

details on the data types and data dates to be available

for

1988 editions of the UBPR.
Requests for or inquiries about UBPR data tapes should be
made to William S. Kuta, UBPR Coordinator,
Suite 701,

Washington,

D.C.

inquiries is 202/357-0111.

20006.

1776 G Street, N.W.,

The telephone number

for

TECHNICAL DISCUSSION - UBPR DATA TAPES
Data Types and Availability
Available on tape are:
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R1 -Bank-level ratio and dollar values:
Each tape will contain a record for each insured
commercial bank for one data date (13,701 banks as of
12/31/87).

Each record will contain approximately 700

ratio or dollar values.
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R2 -Peer group averages:
Each tape will contain a record for each of the 25 UBPR
peer groups plus a record for all banks, for all of
data dates for that edition.

the

Each record will contain

approximately 330 average ratio values.
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R3 - Bank percentile ranks:
Each tape will contain a record for each insured
commercial bank for one data date (13,701 banks as of
12/31/87).

Each record will contain approximately 330

percentile rank values.
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R4 and R5 - State and state/asset group averages:
Each tape will contain a record for each state plus a
record for all banks, for the dates indicated in
the table.

The same tape will also contain a record for

each of three asset size groups in each state, plus a
record for all banks in each of these asset sizes
($0-25 million, $25-100 million and over $100 million);
these size group records are present only for the latest
data date for the

edition.

Each record will

contain

approximately 33 ratio averages, plus total assets and
total net income.

The table which follows summarizes the data available for
all of the 1988 quarterly editions, and indicates typical
availability dates.
Tape Format
All UBPR tapes for an edition will be in the same format.
Each

record

will

allow

for

identification data items,

498 bytes

of bank

and 12,600 bytes

fields) of UBPR data items,

or

group

(1,800 7-byte

for a total of 13,098 bytes.

On each record, certain fields will contain data values and
other fields will contain null values, as specified in the
technical documentation.
Parallel items will be in the same location on all files
for all data types.

For example, for the item "Net Income

to Average Assets” , the same record location will be used
for bank ratio values on R1 files, peer group averages on
R2

files,

bank

percentile

averages on R4/R5 files.

ranks

on

R3

files,

Please note, however,

all items are available for all data types.

and

state

that

not

For example,

the field for the dollar amount of real estate loans will
contain a value on Rl files, but will contain a null value
on all other files.

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Edition and Availability Dates
03/88: edition: available July 1988

06/88 edition: available October 1988

09/88 edition: available January 1989

12/88 edition: available April 1989

Data Dates

Available Data: Each box or single entry represents one file on one tape

12/85
12/86
03/87
06/87
09/87
12/87
03/88

Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl

R2
R2
R2
R2
R2
R2
R2

R3
R3
R3
R3

12/85
12/86
06/87
09/87
12/87
03/88
06/88

Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl

R2

R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3

R4
R4
R4

12/85
12/86
09/87
12/87
03/88
06/88
09/88

Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl

R2

R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3

R4
R4
R4
R4

12/84
12/85
12/86
12/87
03/88
06/88
09/88
12/88

Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl
Rl

R2
R2
R2
R2
R2
R2

R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3
R3

R4
R4
R4
R4

R2
R2
R2
R2
R2
R2
R2

R2
R2
R2
R2

R2

R2

R2

R4
R4

R4

R3

R3
R3

R4
R4 R5

R4
R4 R5

R4 R5

R4 R5


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