I’m curious to know how banks’ 2009 final results compare to the projections in the stress tests. My suspicion is that JPMorgan and Goldman did better than projected, but Citi may have done worse. Ideally you would compare both the new loan losses recognized over the year and the profits from current operations. But there are a couple of problems with doing this. One is that the stress test results were for 2009-2010 combined, without the separate years split out. The other problem is that it’s not immediately obvious how to map the line items from the stress test results to the line items on a bank’s income statement (or to changes on its balance sheet). I might be able to figure it out with a lot of study, but I might not.
Does anyone know of someone who has already done an analysis along these lines? Or does anyone know how to do the mapping correctly?
By James Kwak