How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. Conversely, losses take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
Arizona Bank & Trust scored 14 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, below the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) 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 Arizona Bank & Trust was 6.23 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $3.9 million on total equity of $63.2 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.67 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.