A credit union's earnings performance affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP scored 10 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's doing better than its peers in this area.