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 buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Banks that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Citizens National Bank scored 22 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Citizens National Bank was 13.57 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $14.0 million on total equity of $107.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.43 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.