A bank's earnings performance has an effect on its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, CCB Community Bank scored 24 out of a possible 30, beating the national average of 15.12.
One important way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for CCB Community Bank was 15.78 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $8.1 million on total equity of $52.1 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.70 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.