A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, BEACON scored 2 out of a possible 30, failing to reach the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.