How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, POTLATCH NO 1 scored 18 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 10.31.
One sign that POTLATCH NO 1 is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 9.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.