How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank better able to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a bank's ability to do those things.
Liberty National Bank scored 22 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, better than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. Liberty National Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 13.99 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $8.0 million on total equity of $58.7 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.75 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.