A bank's profitability has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, increasing its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Anna State Bank fell behind the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 12 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Anna State Bank was 5.47 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $672,000 on total equity of $12.3 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.87 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.