How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Conversely, losses take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
The Alden State Bank scored 4 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, less than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for The Alden State Bank was 1.56 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $36,000 on total equity of $2.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.19 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.