A bank's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the bank better able to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
Farmers Savings Bank scored 8 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, less than the national average of 15.12.
One widely used measure of a bank's earnings is return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Farmers Savings Bank was 3.66 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $288,000 on total equity of $7.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.62 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.