How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Credit unions that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, HERITAGE USA scored 16 out of a possible 30, above 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, a sign that it's outperforming its peers in this area.