A credit union's profitability affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a credit union's ability to do those things.
BLACKHAWK COMMUNITY scored 10 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, lower than 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.