A bank's earnings performance affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. However, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Clay County Bank, Inc. scored 18 out of a possible 30, better than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Clay County Bank, Inc. was 8.37 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $1.0 million on total equity of $12.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.15 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.