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, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union better able to withstand financial shocks. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, FOND DU LAC scored 8 out of a possible 30, falling short of the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's outperforming its peers in this area.