A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Dieterich Bank, N.A. scored 0 out of a possible 30, lower than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Dieterich Bank, N.A. was -0.94 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $-545,000 on total equity of $56.8 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of -0.09 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.