How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better able to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, BLUESTEM COMMUNITY scored 0 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.