A bank's ability to earn money affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, increasing its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, RiverHills Bank scored 20 out of a possible 30, beating out the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) 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 RiverHills Bank was 11.67 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank reported net income of $1.8 million on total equity of $16.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.22 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.