How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Conversely, losses reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, LUZERNE COUNTY scored 0 out of a possible 30, below the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is outperforming its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.