How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better able to withstand financial shocks. Banks that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
Bank of Benoit scored 6 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 total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Bank of Benoit was 2.73 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $53,000 on total equity of $1.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.32 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.