How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the bank, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a bank's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, Virginia Partners Bank scored 4 out of a possible 30, coming in below the national average of 15.12.
One key measure of a bank's earnings is return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially profit) by the total amount of equity. Virginia Partners Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 1.86 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank earned net income of $666,000 on total equity of $35.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.18 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.