How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, Illini State Bank scored 12 out of a possible 30, lower than the national average of 15.12.
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 Illini State Bank was 5.00 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $906,000 on total equity of $17.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.77 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.