How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Conversely, losses reduce a bank's ability to do those things.
Bryant Bank outperformed the average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 22 out of a possible 30.
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 Bryant Bank was 13.98 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $19.2 million on total equity of $142.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.26 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.