A credit union's profitability affects its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Credit unions that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
COOPERATIVE EMPLOYEES did below-average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 2 out of a possible 30.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's beating its peers in this area.