Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Return on equity of banks in Europe Q1 2019, by country

Return on equity (ROE) of banks in Europe as of March 2019, by country

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Sep 16, 2019
Return on equity of banks in Europe Q1 2019, by country This statistic presents the return on equity (ROE) of banking sectors in Europe as of March 2019, by country. Return on equity is an important measure of a bank or country’s banking sectors profitability. ROE is calculated by taking the amount of net income returned as a percentage of the shareholders equity. Return on Equity looks at how well a bank’s (or company’s) management is using its assets to create profits. As of March 2019, the Romanian banking sector had the highest return on equity in Europe with 17.2 percent.

Return on assets

Return on assets looks at how well a company's management is in generating earnings from their assets and is used as a key measure of a bank's profitability. Low profitability has been highlighted several times by the ECB as a key risk to the financial stability of the Euro area. Prolonged low profitability can have a knock-on effect to an economy’s growth. On the other hand, sustained periods of higher than average profitability can also mean trouble as seen in the period running up to the financial crisis. The European Banking Authority (EBA) requires banks to report on key measures to determine and illuminate any potential risks.

Cost to income ratio

The cost to income ratio (C/I ratio) is an important financial metric in determining the profitability of banks. The measure looks at the cost of running operations as to a bank’s operating income. Lower ratios mean that a bank is running more profitably whereas a higher C/I ratio indicate that the bank’s operating expenses are too high.
Show more

Return on equity (ROE) of banks in Europe as of March 2019, by country

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Brand awareness: Financial services providers in the United Kingdom (UK)"
  • Evaluation of banks and other financial institutions
  • Evaluation of online platforms as financial service providers
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.