A credit union's earnings performance has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital buffer, 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.
NORTHWEST HILLS scored 6 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, lower than the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union 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.