How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the bank, increasing its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. Conversely, losses take away from a bank's ability to do those things.
Town-Country National Bank did above-average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 20 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one widely used measure of a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Town-Country National Bank was 11.15 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $2.0 million on total equity of $17.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.81 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.