How successful a credit union is at earning money affects its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic trouble. However, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, WES scored 4 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
One sign that WES is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.