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Credit union performance data predicts Philadelphia will emerge as the Super Bowl XXXIX victor.

 
 

This past weekend was an exciting two days of football. It all began on Saturday night with the Hula Bowl, a collegiate all-star football game sponsored by America’s Credit Unions. It was thrilling to see the nation’s best college football players showing their support of their hometown credit unions by wearing the “America’s Credit Unions” logo on their jerseys.

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC Championship. This was followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers playing the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship. As in the previous two years, we set up our credit union performance model to predict who would win these two games and the Super Bowl.

In our model, we examine seven ratios to determine the financial strength of the credit unions in each team’s respective city. In previous years we examined the credit unions in each team’s respective state, but we had to make a slight modification to account for the possibility of an All-Pennsylvania Super Bowl. For the third consecutive year, we correctly predicted the winners of both conference championship games!

 
Share Growth
Loan Growth
Loan/Share
Member Growth
Capital/Assets
Delinquency
ROA
Score
Pittsburgh
1.70%
-0.71%
55.33%
-0.45%
14.12%
1.49%
0.64%
2
 
0.29%
1.98%
60.79%
-1.03%
14.55%
1.11%
0.70%
5
                 
 
Share Growth
Loan Growth
Loan/Share
Member Growth
Capital/Assets
Delinquency
ROA
Score
Philadelphia
8.86%
11.48%
67.61%
2.34%
10.91%
0.89%
1.28%
5
Atlanta
2.83%
7.58%
51.03%
0.19%
13.37%
0.66%
1.02%
2

For Super Bowl XXXIX, we predict the Philadelphia Eagles will defeat the New England Patriots. Though the Eagles are seven point underdogs, Philadelphia credit unions are experiencing strong growth and high Return on Assets and we feel that these will be their keys to success.

 
Share Growth
Loan Growth
Loan/Share
Member Growth
Capital/Assets
Delinquency
ROA
Score
New England (Boston)
0.29%
1.98%
60.79%
-1.03%
14.55%
1.11%
0.70%
1
Philadelphia
8.86%
11.48%
67.61%
2.34%
10.91%
0.89%
1.28%
6

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Jan. 24, 2005


Comments

 
 
 
  • Two points. One, last year you predicted Carolina would win. Two, the better TEAM will win and from my viewpoint that is the Patriots.
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  • It got good info
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  • The Pats have to win. All we have up here in New England is snow, cold, and more snow. We need a little sunshine or a Pats win to brighten our days.
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  • good article, but i trust your analysis more for credit unions than i do football.
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  • Your data is accurate but your methodology is suspect! Oh by the way if you want to protect your personal ROA take the Pats and feel free to give the 7 points.
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  • This system works exceptionally well except for every Super Bowl in which it's been tried where, it seems, it is less important which city has the best credit unions, and, more important.....you know....which city has the best football team! Thanks from Titletown for your thoughtful analysis.
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  • im a new rep at a c transit f c u..im learning all i can about the unions and found this article..its hilaraious...
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    Anonymous