How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the bank, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. However, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, The Bank of Landisburg scored 12 out of a possible 30, failing to reach 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 Bank of Landisburg was 5.16 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $2.5 million on total equity of $49.6 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.92 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.