A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank better able to withstand economic shocks. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
First National Bank of Brookfield fell short of the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 12 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one widely used measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for First National Bank of Brookfield was 5.82 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $1.0 million on total equity of $18.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.61 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.