How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better able to withstand financial shocks. Banks that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
Ocean Bank scored 8 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, below the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Ocean Bank was 2.98 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $13.0 million on total equity of $426.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.36 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.