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, increasing its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better able to withstand financial trouble. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
LEE did below-average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 4 out of a possible 30.
One indication that LEE is beating its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.