How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, PENN STATE scored 16 out of a possible 30, exceeding the national average of 10.11.
One indication that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.