How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a bank's ability to do those things.
Adams Bank & Trust scored 20 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, beating out the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Adams Bank & Trust's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 10.80 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $8.5 million on total equity of $81.1 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.18 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.