A credit union's profitability has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, NORTHWESTERN ENERGY EMPLOYEES scored 0 out of a possible 30, failing to reach the national average of 10.11.
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY EMPLOYEES had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.