A bank's earnings performance affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Conversely, losses take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
South Side Trust & Savings Bank of Peoria scored 4 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, falling short of the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for South Side Trust & Savings Bank of Peoria was 2.10 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $2.0 million on total equity of $140.7 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.29 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.