Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the effect of problem assets, such as past-due loans, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
A credit union with large numbers of these types of assets may eventually be required to use capital to absorb losses, cutting down on its equity buffer. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and thus aren't earning money, resulting in diminished earnings and potentially more risk of a failure in the future.
LOUISIANA MACHINERY EMPLOYEES scored above the national average of 38.09 on Bankrate's test of asset quality, racking up 40 out of a possible 40 points .
The credit union's ratio of troubled assets was 0.00 percent in our test, beneath the national average and potentially indicative of superior financial strength compared to other credit unions.