How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank better prepared to withstand financial shocks. Banks that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
First Community National Bank scored 0 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, lower than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for First Community National Bank was -37.92 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $-5.2 million on total equity of $11.9 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of -3.11 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.