A bank's profitability has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic trouble. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Intracoastal Bank scored 28 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, beating out the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Intracoastal Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 19.20 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $5.1 million on total equity of $27.9 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.69 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.