A credit union's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or use them 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.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, DECATUR POSTAL scored 2 out of a possible 30, falling short of the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is beating its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.