A bank's earnings performance affects its safety and soundness. A bank can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in tough times. Conversely, losses diminish a bank's ability to do those things.
York State Bank scored 14 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, failing to reach the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (essentially, profit) by total equity, is one important way to measure a bank's earnings. The most recent annualized quarterly return on equity for York State Bank was 6.22 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank recorded net income of $1.2 million on total equity of $18.7 million. The bank had an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.78 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.