WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will release its Quarterly Banking Profile for the fourth quarter of 2015 on Tuesday.

The FDIC will also publish industry results for 2015, which has been characterized by growth in earnings compared with 2014, ranging from 5% in the third quarter to 7.3% in the second quarter.

The results could also confirm community banks' lead over the rest of the industry. Though their lead has diminished, the smaller institutions started out strong last year, outperforming in the first quarter by 16% compared with a year earlier.

The report will be released at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and will be followed by a Q&A session with FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg.

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