How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Cornhusker Bank scored 20 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Cornhusker Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 12.27 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $5.5 million on total equity of $46.8 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.03 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.