A bank's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
QNB Bank scored 18 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, beating the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for QNB Bank was 8.45 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $7.5 million on total equity of $89.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.68 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.