Bank of the Ozarks has again been named the nation’s best performing regional bank in its asset size category, claiming the top spot in the S&P Global Market Intelligence ranking of regional banks for 2017.
This marks the 12th such “top performing” honor the bank has been awarded by leading industry publications over the past eight years.
Bank of the Ozarks received the latest recognition by outperforming 77 banks included in the analysis that looked at profitability, asset quality and loan growth for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017. Return on average tangible common equity, net charge-offs as a percent of average loans, adjusted Texas ratio, efficiency ratio, and net interest margin were considered.
George Gleason, chairman of the board and CEO, credited the bank’s success to its employees.
Other organizations that have recognized Bank of the Ozarks as the nation’s top-performing bank in its asset size category include S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2012 and 2015-2018; Bank Director magazine in 2013-2017; and ABA Banking Journal in 2011 and 2012.