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BancFirst Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 15, 2011 | About:

BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Bancfirst Corp. has a market cap of $649.3 million; its shares were traded at around $42.25 with a P/E ratio of 15.6 and P/S ratio of 2.7. The dividend yield of Bancfirst Corp. stocks is 2.4%. Bancfirst Corp. had an annual average earning growth of 5.1% over the past 10 years.

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BancFirst Corporation (the Company) is an Oklahoma business corporation and a financial holding company under Federal law. It conducts virtually all of its operating activities through its principal wholly-owned subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank or BancFirst), a state-chartered bank headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Company also owns 100% of the common securities of BFC Capital Trust II and 100% of the common securities of Union National Statutory Trust I, both Delaware business trusts; 100% of Exchange National Bank of Moore in Moore, Oklahoma; 100% of Okemah National Bank in Okemah, Oklahoma; 100% of Council Oak Partners LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company engaging in investing activities, and 100% of BancFirst Insurance Services, Inc., an Oklahoma business corporation operating as an independent insurance agency. The Company plans to merge Exchange National Bank of Moore and Okemah National Bank into BancFirst during 2011.

members, enables the Bank to develop long-term customer relationships, maintain high quality service and respond quickly to customer needs. The majority of its competitors in the non-metropolitan areas are much smaller, and neither offer the range of products and services nor have the lending capacity of BancFirst. In the metropolitan communities, the Companys strategy is to be more responsive to, and more focused on, the needs of local businesses that are not served effectively by larger institutions. As reported by the FDIC, the Companys market share of deposits for Oklahoma was 6.25% as of June 30, 2010 and 5.64% as of June 30, 2009.

The Bank is subject to restrictions under federal law that limit the transfer of funds or other items of value from the Bank to the Company and its nonbank subsidiaries (including affiliates) in so-called covered transactions. In general, covered transactions include loans and other extensions of credit, investments and asset purchases, as well as certain other transactions involving the transfer of value from a subsidiary bank to an affiliate or for the benefit of an affiliate. Unless an exemption applies, covered transactions by a subsidiary bank with a single affiliate are limited to 10% of the subsidiary banks capital and surplus and, with respect to all covered transactions with affiliates in the aggregate, to 20% of the subsidiary banks capital and surplus. Also, loans and extensions of credit to affiliates generally are required to be secured in specified amounts. A banks transactions with its nonbank affiliates are also generally required to be on arms length terms.

The Federal Reserve Board, the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC have issued substantially similar risk-based and leverage capital guidelines applicable to United States banking organizations. In addition, these regulatory agencies may from time to time require that a banking organization maintain capital above the minimum levels, whether because of its financial condition or actual or anticipated growth. The risk-based guidelines of the FDIC, the regulatory agency with oversight over state nonmember banks such as the Bank, define a three-tier capital framework. Core, or Tier 1, capital, consists of common and qualifying preferred stockholders equity, less certain intangibles and other adjustments. Supplementary, or Tier 2, capital includes, among other items, certain other debt and equity investments that do not qualify as Tier 1 capital. Market risk, or Tier 3, capital, includes qualifying unsecured subordinated debt. The sum of Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital less investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries represents qualifying total capital. Risk-based capital ratios are calculated by dividing Tier 1 and total capital by risk-weighted assets. Assets and off-balance sheet exposures are assigned to one of four categories of risk-weights, based primarily on relative credit risk. The minimum Tier 1 capital ratio is 4% and the minimum total capital ratio is 8%.

To be well capitalized under federal bank regulatory agency definitions, a depository institution must have (i) a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 6% or greater, (ii) a total risk-based capital ratio of 10% or greater, and (iii) a leverage ratio of 5% or greater. An adequately capitalized bank is defined as one that has (i) a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 4% or greater, (ii) a total risk-based capital ratio of 8% or greater, and (iii) a leverage ratio of 4% or greater, and an undercapitalized bank is defined as one that has (i) a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of less than 4%, (ii) a total risk-based capital ratio of less than 8%, and (iii) a leverage ratio of less than 4%. A bank is considered significantly undercapitalized if the bank has (i) a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of less than 3%, (ii) a total risk-based capital ratio of less than 6%, and (iii) a leverage ratio of less than 3%, and critically undercapitalized if the bank has a ratio of tangible equity to total assets equal to or less than 2%. The applicable federal regulatory agency for a bank that is well capitalized may reclassify it as an adequately capitalized or undercapitalized institution and subject it to the supervisory actions applicable to the next lower capital category, if it determines that the bank is in an unsafe or unsound condition or deems the bank to be engaged in an unsafe or unsound practice and not to have corrected the deficiency. Under federal banking laws, failure to meet the minimum regulatory capital requirements could subject a banking institution to a variety of enforcement remedies available to federal regulatory authorities, including the termination of deposit insurance by the FDIC and seizure of the institution. As of December 31, 2010, the Bank had a Tier 1 ratio of 13.37%, a combined Tier 1 and Tier 2 ratio of 14.57%, and a leverage ratio of 8.37% and, accordingly, was considered to be well capitalized as of such date.

In addition, the Federal Reserve Board has established minimum risk based capital guidelines and leverage ratio guidelines for bank holding companies that are substantially similar to those adopted by bank regulatory agencies with respect to depository institutions. These guidelines provide for a minimum leverage ratio of 3% for bank holding companies that meet certain specified criteria, including those having the highest regulatory rating. All other bank holding companies generally are required to maintain a leverage ratio of at least 4%. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had a Tier 1 ratio of 13.53%, a combined Tier 1 and Tier 2 ratio of 14.68%, and a leverage ratio of 8.39% and, accordingly, was in compliance with all of the Federal Reserve Boards capital guidelines.

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