A credit union's earnings performance has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
COSDEN scored 4 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's outperforming its peers in this area.