Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the effect of problem assets, such as past-due loans, on the bank's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
Having a large number of these types of assets may eventually force a bank to use capital to cover losses, reducing its equity cushion. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and thus aren't earning money, resulting in depressed earnings and potentially more risk of a failure in the future.
On Bankrate's asset quality test, Columbia National Bank scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, exceeding the national average of 37.49 points.
The percentage of problem assets a bank holds compared to its total assets is a useful indicator of asset quality.As of December 31, 2017, 0.61 percent of Columbia National Bank's loans were noncurrent -- in other words, they were more than 90 days past due or were in non-accrual status. That's below the national average of 1.01 percent.
Banks maintain a reserve to handle troubled assets known as an "allowance for loan and lease losses." The size of that reserve can be a useful indicator when evaluating a bank's ability to manage troubled assets, especially when compared to the total amount of problem loans. Unfortunately, the FDIC did not provide information on Columbia National Bank's loan loss allowance in its most recent filings.