A bank's ability to earn money affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Industry State Bank beat the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 28 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. Industry State Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 21.48 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $18.2 million on total equity of $94.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 2.44 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.