How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. However, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Maynard Savings Bank scored 22 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, exceeding the national average of 15.12.
One key way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Maynard Savings Bank was 12.82 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $1.1 million on total equity of $8.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. 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.