How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the bank, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. However, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, NewDominion Bank scored 8 out of a possible 30, lower than the national average of 16.52.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. NewDominion Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 3.86 percent, below the national average of 9.28 percent.
For the twelve months ended June 30, 2017, the bank earned net income of $665,000 on total equity of $35.2 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.42 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.14 percent.