How profitable a bank is affects its long-term survivability. A bank can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, The St. Henry Bank scored 24 out of a possible 30, beating the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The St. Henry Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 15.97 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $6.8 million on total equity of $43.6 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 2.20 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.