How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. However, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, ALTRA scored 18 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 10.31.
One indication that ALTRA is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 9.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.