WASHINGTON (1/19/10)--Record share growth and uncertain earnings are putting a greater focus on credit unions’ bottom lines. The Net Worth Scenario Dashboard, which provides a visual picture of credit unions’ projected net-worth levels, has been updated to help credit unions with the planning process. The dashboard, by Callahan and Associates, shows what might happen at credit unions in various rate environments. The tool allows credit unions to adjust net worth ratios, monthly net income, return on assets and return on equity. The dashboard is part of CUAnalyzer, a Web-based analytical tool with ratio definitions and analytical summaries. The dashboard can:
* Explain to board members what happens to credit unions as trends in growth and earnings change; * Help employees understand the effect on the net worth ratio of exceeding or falling short of a credit union’s monthly earning goals; and * Address members’ anxiety over safety and soundness by showing where the credit union is in terms of equity and how the credit union projects based on budget plans.
Callahan and Associates, a research firm, is based in Washington, D.C.