How successful a credit union is at making money affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or use them to deal with problematic loans, likely making the credit union better able to withstand economic trouble. However, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, ALPS scored 0 out of a possible 30, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, a sign that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.