How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, Wayne Savings Community Bank scored 18 out of a possible 30, better than the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. Wayne Savings Community Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 9.10 percent, above the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $3.7 million on total equity of $41.0 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.82 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.