How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to deal with 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.
Bank of Coushatta received above-average marks on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 22 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Bank of Coushatta's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 13.50 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $2.9 million on total equity of $21.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.36 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.