This excerpt taken from the MBVA 8-K filed Oct 6, 2005.
Table 11. Nonperforming Assets (thousands)
Nonperforming assets at year-end 2004 were 1.93% of loans outstanding and 3.61% at year-end 2003. The primary reason for the improvement of nonperforming loans was the sale of $652 thousand of foreclosed properties being held at December 31, 2003.
The allowance for loan losses is maintained at a level adequate to absorb potential losses. Some of the factors which management considers in determining the appropriate level of the allowance for loan losses are: past loss experience, an evaluation of the current loan portfolio, identified loan problems, the loan volume outstanding, the present and expected economic conditions in general, and in particular, how such conditions relate to the market areas that the Bank serves. Bank regulators also periodically review the Banks loans and other assets to assess their quality. Credits deemed uncollectible are charged to the allowance. Provisions for loan losses and recoveries on loans previously charged off are added to the allowance. The accrual of interest on loans is discontinued on a loan when, in the opinion of management, there is an indication that the borrower may be unable to meet payments as they become due.
The provision for loan losses, net charge-offs and the activity in the allowance for loan losses is detailed in Table 12.