How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank better prepared to withstand financial shocks. Conversely, losses lessen a bank's ability to do those things.
The Queenstown Bank of Maryland outperformed the average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 18 out of a possible 30.
One widely used measure of a bank's earnings is return on equity, or net income (profit, essentially) divided by the total amount of equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for The Queenstown Bank of Maryland was 9.19 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $5.3 million on total equity of $58.0 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.11 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.