A credit union's profitability has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union better able to withstand financial trouble. Conversely, losses take away from a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, CONTAINER MUTUAL scored 2 out of a possible 30, falling short of the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.