How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, take away from a credit union's ability to do those things.
FIRST EAGLE underperformed the average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 8 out of a possible 30.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions, a sign that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.