A bank's profitability affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. However, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Community National Bank & Trust beat the national 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, basically) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Community National Bank & Trust's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 9.60 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $9.1 million on total equity of $98.6 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.95 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.