A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Banks that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
NBKC Bank did above-average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 22 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for NBKC Bank was 13.98 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $10.5 million on total equity of $79.7 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.73 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.