Safe and Sound

ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP

CHALMETTE, LA
5
Star Rating
Started in 1959, ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP is an NCUA-insured credit union based in CHALMETTE, LA. As of December 31, 2017, the credit union had assets of $14.5 million.

Thanks to the work of 2 full-time employees, the credit union has amassed loans and leases worth $5.4 million. ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP's 3,068 members currently have $10.6 million in shares with the credit union.

Overall, Bankrate believes that, as of December 31, 2017, ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP exhibited a superior condition, earning a full 5 stars for safety and soundness. Keep reading for a breakdown of how the credit union did on the three key criteria Bankrate used to score American credit unions on safety and soundness.

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THE INSTITUTION'S SCORE

Capital Score

When it comes to measuring an institution's financial resilience, capital is essential. It works as a bulwark against losses and affords protection for members during periods of economic instability for the credit union. From a safety and soundness perspective, the higher the capital, the better.

On our test to measure the adequacy of a credit union's capital, ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP racked up 30 out of a possible 30 points, beating the national average of 15.65.

ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP appears to be stronger than its peers, with a capitalization ratio of 30.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.

Asset Quality Score

This test is intended 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 problem assets, such as unpaid loans.

Having a large number of these kinds of assets could eventually force a credit union to use capital to cover losses, decreasing its equity cushion. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and thus aren't earning money, reducing earnings and elevating the risk of a failure in the future.

ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP scored 40 out of a possible 40 points on Bankrate's asset quality test, better than the national average of 38.09.

The credit union's ratio of troubled assets was 0.00 percent in our test, less than the national average and potentially indicative of superior financial strength compared to other credit unions.

Earnings score

A credit union's profitability affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.

ST. BERNARD PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMP scored 10 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, coming in below the national average of 10.11.

The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, a sign that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.

WHAT IS SAFE & SOUND?

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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.