A bank's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. Conversely, losses lessen a bank's ability to do those things.
TriCentury Bank received above-average marks on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 18 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. TriCentury Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 9.17 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $843,000 on total equity of $9.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.99 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.