How successful a credit union is at making money affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
A H E PLANT 3 scored 6 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, lower than the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is outperforming its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.