How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, Capital City Bank scored 14 out of a possible 30, lower than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. Capital City Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 6.77 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $2.4 million on total equity of $36.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.55 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.