Safe and Sound

P A T A

Pittsburgh, PA
3
Star Rating
P A T A is an NCUA-insured credit union started in 1986 and currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. As of December 31, 2017, the credit union held assets of $3.0 million.

Members have $2.2 million on deposit tended by 2 full-time employees. With that footprint, the credit union currently holds loans and leases worth $2.2 million. Its 1,054 members currently have $2.8 million in shares with the credit union.

Overall, Bankrate believes that, as of December 31, 2017, P A T A exhibited a generally satisfactory condition, earning 3 out of 5 stars for safety and soundness. Keep reading for a look at how the credit union faired on the three key criteria Bankrate used to score American credit unions.

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THE INSTITUTION'S SCORE

Capital Score

Capital acts as a buffer against losses and provides protection for members during periods of economic instability for the credit union. Therefore, an institution's level of capital is an important measurement of its financial strength. When it comes to safety and soundness, the more capital, the better.

P A T A received a score of 6 out of a possible 30 points on our test to measure capital adequacy, falling short of the national average of 15.65.

P A T A appears to be less well prepared for financial trouble than its peers in this area, with a capitalization ratio of 6.00 percent in our test, lower than the average for all credit unions.

Asset Quality Score

This test's purpose is to try to understand how the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization could be affected by troubled assets, such as past-due loans.

A credit union with extensive holdings of these kinds of assets may eventually be required to use capital to cover losses, reducing its equity cushion. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning interest for the credit union, resulting in depressed earnings and potentially more risk of a future failure.

On Bankrate's asset quality test, P A T A scored 32 out of a possible 40 points, less than the national average of 38.09 points.

A below-average ratio of problem assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of greater financial strength than other credit unions.

Earnings score

How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic trouble. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.

P A T A scored 8 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, coming in below the national average of 10.11.

One indication that P A T A is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.

WHAT IS SAFE & SOUND?

Bankrate.com's Safe & Sound Ratings provide a star rating system to evaluate the current financial status of financial institutions. The information gathered about banks, credit unions and thrifts is updated as set forth in the Terms of Use of Safe & Sound Ratings and Reports. The Safe & Sound Ratings information is grouped by categories of banks, thrifts and credit unions.

Scoring methodology

Bankrate.com evaluates the financial condition of institutions and assigns a one- to five-star rating for each with five stars representing the highest rating. Institutions with satisfactory performance will generally receive a rating of three or more stars. The majority of institutions fall into the three- to four-star range. An institution with an "NR" rating may be too new to rate or may have limited the publicly available information in their regulatory filings. The "NR" is not an indication of financial strength or weakness. The Safe & Sound rating is believed to be reliable, but the information is not guaranteed. In addition, events since the information was collected may have altered the institution's financial condition.