How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Banner Capital Bank did above-average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 20 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by total equity, is one widely used measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Banner Capital Bank was 12.03 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $1.7 million on total equity of $14.7 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.31 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.