How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
American Enterprise Bank scored 0 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, lower than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for American Enterprise Bank was -10.45 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $-2.3 million on total equity of $22.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of -1.10 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.