Asset Quality Score
Bankrate uses this test to determine the effect of problem assets, such as past-due loans, on the bank's capitalization and allocated loan loss reserves.
A bank with a large number of these kinds of assets could eventually have to use capital to absorb losses, shrinking its cushion of equity. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning interest for the bank, resulting in lower earnings and potentially more risk of a future failure.
On Bankrate's test of asset quality, United Minnesota Bank scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, exceeding the national average of 37.49 points.
The percentage of problem assets a bank holds compared to its total assets is a useful indicator of asset quality.As of December 31, 2017, 0.16 percent of United Minnesota Bank's loans were noncurrent, meaning they were more than 90 days past due or were in non-accrual status. That's below the national average of 1.01 percent.
Banks maintain a reserve known as an "allowance for loan and lease losses" to deal with troubled assets . The size of that reserve can be a helpful indicator when evaluating a bank's ability to manage troubled assets, especially when compared to the total amount of problematic loans. Unfortunately, the FDIC did not provide information on United Minnesota Bank's loan loss allowance in its most recent filings.