A bank's profitability has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the bank, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Banks that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Collegiate Peaks Bank scored 20 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity, is one important measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Collegiate Peaks Bank was 11.78 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $6.5 million on total equity of $58.2 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.29 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.