How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union better able to withstand financial shocks. Conversely, losses take away from a credit union's ability to do those things.
CME did above-average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 18 out of a possible 30.
One sign that CME is beating its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.