How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Community Bank of Georgia did above-average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 18 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important measure of a bank's earnings. Community Bank of Georgia's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 8.19 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $841,000 on total equity of $10.5 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.12 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.