How profitable a bank is affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the bank better able to withstand financial shocks. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a bank's ability to do those things.
WCF Financial Bank underperformed the average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 2 out of a possible 30.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one key measure of a bank's earnings. WCF Financial Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 0.12 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank earned net income of $23,000 on total equity of $18.9 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.02 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.