A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Banks that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
Bank of Maple Plain scored 20 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, beating out the national average of 15.12.
One important measure of a bank's earnings is return on equity, or net income (profit, essentially) divided by total equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Bank of Maple Plain was 10.39 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $1.1 million on total equity of $10.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.20 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.