How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, lessen a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, LEHIGH COUNTY EMPLOYEES scored 12 out of a possible 30, exceeding the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.