How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Conversely, losses take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
Cadence Bank, N.A. scored 16 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, above 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 Cadence Bank, N.A. was 8.03 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $113.3 million on total equity of $1.49 billion. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.12 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.