How profitable a bank is has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Obviously, banks that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
Vision Bank, National Association did above-average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 18 out of a possible 30.
One key way to measure a bank's earnings is return on equity, or net income (essentially profit) divided by total equity. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for Vision Bank, National Association was 10.22 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $6.5 million on total equity of $65.1 million. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 1.01 percent, above the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards, and above the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.