A bank's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank better able to withstand financial shocks. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Community Bank of Bergen County, N. J. scored 4 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, below the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Community Bank of Bergen County, N. J.'s most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 1.91 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $566,000 on total equity of $29.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.16 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.