How profitable a bank is has an effect on its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the bank better prepared to withstand financial trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Winchester Co-operative Bank scored 14 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, coming in below the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by the total amount of equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. Winchester Co-operative Bank's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 6.34 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
The bank recorded net income of $4.9 million on total equity of $79.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. The bank reported an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.79 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.