How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Banks that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
AIG Federal Savings Bank scored 2 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, coming in below the national average of 15.12.
One key way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, or net income (essentially profit) divided by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for AIG Federal Savings Bank was 0.76 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $241,000 on total equity of $31.1 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.73 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.