How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing 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.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, HOMEWOOD scored 4 out of a possible 30, below the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.