How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, CALIFORNIA AGRIBUSINESS scored 6 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is beating its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.