How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. 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 more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, TBK BANK, SSB scored 16 out of a possible 30, beating out the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. TBK BANK, SSB's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 8.66 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $30.1 million on total equity of $407.1 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.05 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.