A bank's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or use them to address problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Abington Bank scored 16 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, beating out the national average of 15.12.
One key way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by total equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Abington Bank was 11.57 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $2.3 million on total equity of $32.3 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.12 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.