How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
1st Security Bank of Washington scored 20 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, beating the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for 1st Security Bank of Washington was 14.01 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $14.6 million on total equity of $126.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.59 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.