How successful a credit union is at making money affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or use them to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
KATAHDIN scored 12 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, better than 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.