For banks, the difference between – gross interest income on loans – plus interest and dividend income from financial assets held for trading and financial investments – less interest expense. – This figure is often set in relation to total assets and used to derive performance comparisons between individual banks. The extent to which such comparisons are meaningful on their own is, of course, questioned. After all, the business areas and maturity policies of some banks are very different. – See price/earnings ratio, net cash provided by operating activities. – On the interest income of German banks, see the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Monthly Report of September 2006, p. 15 ff. (detailed presentation, many statistics, broken down by bank group) and the September Report of the following years.
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