How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Cowboy State Bank fell behind the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 6 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Cowboy State Bank was 2.49 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $106,000 on total equity of $3.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.23 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.