How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union better able to withstand financial shocks. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, DES MOINES METRO scored 8 out of a possible 30, below the national average of 10.11.
DES MOINES METRO 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.