How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, CANDO scored 0 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is outperforming its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.