How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, SUNCOAST scored 18 out of a possible 30, beating out the national average of 10.31.
One indication that the credit union is outperforming its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 9.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.