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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 6.45
BNS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. BNS: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BNS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 4.73 Max: N/A
Current: 6.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.06
BNS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BNS: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BNS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.06
Current: 0.06
0.04
0.06
Interest Coverage 1.21
BNS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 1576 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BNS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BNS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.21
0.27
1.29
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Beneish M-Score: -2.36
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 36.37
BNS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
65% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.60 vs. BNS: 36.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BNS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.16  Med: 39.1 Max: 41.85
Current: 36.37
33.16
41.85
Net Margin % 27.21
BNS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1496 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.84 vs. BNS: 27.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BNS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.53  Med: 29.55 Max: 32.39
Current: 27.21
24.53
32.39
ROE % 16.54
BNS's ROE % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. BNS: 16.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BNS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.91  Med: 15.01 Max: 21.97
Current: 16.54
12.91
21.97
ROA % 1.01
BNS's ROA % is ranked higher than
63% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BNS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BNS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.02
Current: 1.01
0.68
1.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.90
BNS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BNS: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BNS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 6.2 Max: 11
Current: 6.9
-1.1
11
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.90
BNS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BNS: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BNS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.4 Max: 15
Current: 3.9
0
15
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.10
BNS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. BNS: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BNS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 8.9 Max: 24.1
Current: 4.1
-2.3
24.1
» BNS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-30)


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BNS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 6,786 sh (New)
David Dreman 22,562 sh (+4358.89%)
Jim Simons 417,900 sh (+153.27%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 7,700 sh (-95.15%)
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Q2 2016

BNS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 7,679 sh (+13.16%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman 21,496 sh (-4.72%)
Jim Simons 391,700 sh (-6.27%)
» More
Q3 2016

BNS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 548,100 sh (+39.93%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 21,470 sh (-0.12%)
» More
Q4 2016

BNS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 670,100 sh (+22.26%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 19,376 sh (-9.75%)
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Preferred stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BNS.PR.Y.Canada22.851.49Pfd Shs Series 30
BNS.PR.E.Canada27.185.625.5% Fixed Non-Cum 5-Year Rate Reset Red Pfd Shs Series -34-
BNS.PR.M.Canada25.004.50
BNS.PR.Q.Canada24.552.76
BNS.PR.R.Canada24.632.92Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 22
BNS.PR.Z.Canada22.421.753.7% Pfd Shs Series 32
BNS.PR.P.Canada24.802.53Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -18
BNS.PR.O.Canada25.324.15Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -17-
BNS.PR.L.Canada25.004.504 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.015.255 1/4 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -16- Called for red. on 27.1.17 at CAD 25.00
BNS.PR.A.Canada24.251.98Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -19- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.B.Canada23.751.74Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -21-
BNS.PR.C.Canada23.931.87Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -23- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.D.Canada21.551.31Non-Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -31- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.F.Canada21.522.10Non Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -33- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.G.Canada27.292.52Non-Cum Red Rate Reset Pfd Shs Series -36-
BNS.PR.H.Canada26.251.68Series 38

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global    NAICS: 522110    SIC: 7029
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Traded in other countries:BNS.Canada, BKN.Germany, BNS.Mexico,
Bank of Nova Scotia is a diversified financial services institution that provides financial products and services to retail, commercial and corporate customers around the world.

With more than CAD 850 billion in assets and four operating segments (Canadian banking, international banking, global wealth and insurance, and global banking and markets), Bank of Nova Scotia is the third-largest bank in Canada. It is Canada's leading international bank, providing financial services in more than 55 countries with a particular focus on South America, Mexico, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Guru Investment Theses on Bank of Nova Scotia

Signature Select Canadian Equity Fund Comments on Bank of Nova Scotia - Dec 08, 2015

In financials, Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) detracted from performance given concerns about its exposure to emerging markets. We find the bank offers excellent value at current levels as it has not been this inexpensive in years.



From Signature Select Canadian Equity Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.04
BNS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.36 vs. BNS: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BNS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.19  Med: 12.41 Max: 17.34
Current: 13.04
8.19
17.34
Forward PE Ratio 11.79
BNS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.26 vs. BNS: 11.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.04
BNS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. BNS: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BNS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.19  Med: 12.43 Max: 17.34
Current: 13.04
8.19
17.34
PB Ratio 1.75
BNS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BNS: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BNS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.75
1.24
3.07
PS Ratio 3.53
BNS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. BNS: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 3.43 Max: 4.74
Current: 3.53
2
4.74
EV-to-EBIT 5.84
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. BNS: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 4.6 Max: 10.4
Current: 5.84
-1.1
10.4
EV-to-EBITDA 5.44
BNS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. BNS: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 4.6 Max: 10.4
Current: 5.44
-1
10.4
PEG Ratio 2.87
BNS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. BNS: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BNS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.48 Max: 6.47
Current: 2.87
0.76
6.47
Shiller PE Ratio 15.57
BNS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. BNS: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BNS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.56  Med: 14.84 Max: 21.01
Current: 15.57
8.56
21.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 3.87
BNS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
71% of the 2308 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. BNS: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BNS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 3.89 Max: 7.81
Current: 3.87
2.85
7.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.49
BNS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. BNS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BNS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.49
0.42
0.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.40
BNS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. BNS: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BNS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 9.3 Max: 22.8
Current: 6.4
2.2
22.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.98
BNS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 2276 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. BNS: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.48
BNS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
62% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. BNS: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BNS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 5.51 Max: 11.06
Current: 5.48
4.03
11.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
BNS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. BNS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BNS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.9  Med: -0.7 Max: 0.8
Current: -0.1
-4.9
0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.27
BNS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BNS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BNS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.46 Max: 3.34
Current: 2.27
1.48
3.34
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.71
BNS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BNS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BNS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.03 Max: 15.41
Current: 0.71
0.43
15.41
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.12
BNS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
65% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BNS: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
BNS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BNS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BNS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.03
0.54
1.3
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.15
BNS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BNS: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BNS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.15
0.8
1.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 17.14
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1560 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. BNS: 17.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 20.55 Max: 703.9
Current: 17.14
9.7
703.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.94
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. BNS: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BNS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 13.4 Max: 26.4
Current: 12.94
-1.3
26.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,536
EPS (TTM) $ 4.52
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float0.57%
52-Week Range $46.35 - 62.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,208.28

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18 Oct19
Revenue (Mil $) 20,587 21,639
EPS ($) 4.81 5.11 5.39
EPS without NRI ($) 4.81 5.11 5.39
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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