How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a bank's ability to do those things.
The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana scored 20 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, better than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one widely used measure of a bank's earnings. The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 10.63 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $5.7 million on total equity of $55.7 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.08 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.