A bank's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, Johnson County Bank scored 14 out of a possible 30, failing to reach the national average of 15.12.
One important way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, or net income (profit, basically) divided by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Johnson County Bank was 6.27 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $1.1 million on total equity of $17.9 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.91 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.