A credit union's profitability has an effect on its safety and soundness. 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 times of trouble. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, KILOWATT COMMUNITY scored 0 out of a possible 30, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.