A credit union's earnings performance affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a credit union's ability to do those things.
FARM BUREAU FAMILY scored 8 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, less than the national average of 10.11.
FARM BUREAU FAMILY had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's doing better than its peers in this area.