How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Banks that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
The First National Bank of Johnson fell short of the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 4 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, basically) by the total amount of equity, is one important measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for The First National Bank of Johnson was 1.37 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $192,000 on total equity of $14.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.27 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.