A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the bank better able to withstand economic trouble. However, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Rushville State Bank scored 20 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, exceeding the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. Rushville State Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 9.98 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $1.4 million on total equity of $13.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.38 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.