A bank's ability to earn money affects its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
MountainOne Bank fell short of the national average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 12 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for MountainOne Bank was 5.24 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $4.9 million on total equity of $96.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.56 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.