Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to estimate the effect of troubled assets, such as past-due mortgages, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
A credit union with a large number of these kinds of assets could eventually have to use capital to absorb losses, reducing its buffer of equity. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning money, resulting in depressed earnings and potentially more risk of a future failure.
ARKANSAS SUPERIOR scored 40 out of a possible 40 points on Bankrate's test of asset quality, better than the national average of 38.09.
A below-average ratio of troubled assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of greater financial strength than other credit unions.