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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 15.20
BNS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. BNS: 15.20 )
BNS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.46   Max: No Debt
Current: 15.2

Equity to Asset 0.06
BNS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. BNS: 0.06 )
BNS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.06
Current: 0.06

0.04
0.06
Interest Coverage 1.24
BNS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. BNS: 1.24 )
BNS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.24

0.17
1.24
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.20
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.13
BNS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.19 vs. BNS: 38.13 )
BNS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.62   Max: 41.85
Current: 38.13

24.62
41.85
Net-margin (%) 29.57
BNS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.03 vs. BNS: 29.57 )
BNS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.93   Max: 32.39
Current: 29.57

16.93
32.39
ROE (%) 14.95
BNS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. BNS: 14.95 )
BNS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.23   Max: 22.26
Current: 14.95

12.23
22.26
ROA (%) 0.88
BNS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BNS: 0.88 )
BNS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.88

0.62
1.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 404.39
BNS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 80.18 vs. BNS: 404.39 )
BNS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 118.1   Max: 398.22
Current: 404.39

118.1
398.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
BNS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1755 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BNS: 7.90 )
BNS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 13
Current: 7.9

0
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
BNS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BNS: 6.60 )
BNS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.4
Current: 6.6

0
17.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
BNS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. BNS: 8.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 24.1
Current: 8.1

-2.3
24.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BNS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 5,825 sh (New)
Jim Simons 274,700 sh (+35.19%)
David Dreman 822 sh (+1.86%)
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Q2 2014

BNS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 940 sh (+14.36%)
Jim Simons 25,800 sh (-90.61%)
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Q3 2014

BNS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 458,900 sh (+1678.68%)
David Dreman 394 sh (-58.09%)
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Q4 2014

BNS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 715,800 sh (+55.98%)
David Dreman 349 sh (-11.42%)
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Preferred stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BKSHF23.905.405 1/4 % Non Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -12-
BNS.PR.Y.Canada22.163.26
BNS.PR.J.Canada24.995.255 1/4 % Non Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -12-
BNS.PR.T.Canada24.996.25Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 26
BNS.PR.X.Canada25.006.25Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -28
BNS.PR.M.Canada25.733.28
BNS.PR.Q.Canada25.582.65
BNS.PR.R.Canada25.702.79Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 22
BNS.PR.Z.Canada23.612.94
BNS.PR.P.Canada25.352.48
BNS.PR.O.Canada26.293.99
BNS.PR.L.Canada25.693.284 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.K.Canada25.004.804.8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -13-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.843.81
BNS.PR.A.Canada24.502.26
BNS.PR.B.Canada24.152.02Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -21-
BNS.PR.S.Canada0.000.00Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative, five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 24
BNS.PR.C.Canada24.292.15Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -23- Fltg Rt

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.00
BNS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. BNS: 11.00 )
BNS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 17.31
Current: 11

0.68
17.31
Forward P/E 10.43
BNS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. BNS: 10.43 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.10
BNS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. BNS: 11.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 17.4
Current: 11.1

0.68
17.4
P/B 1.70
BNS's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BNS: 1.70 )
BNS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.7

1.32
3.07
P/S 3.18
BNS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. BNS: 3.18 )
BNS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.74
Current: 3.18

0.2
4.74
PFCF 8.60
BNS's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 8.60 )
BNS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 387
Current: 8.6

0.21
387
POCF 8.28
BNS's POCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 48.59 vs. BNS: 8.28 )
BNS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 198.73
Current: 8.28

0.2
198.73
EV-to-EBIT 1.14
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 19.66 vs. BNS: 1.14 )
BNS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 10.4
Current: 1.14

-2.3
10.4
PEG 1.37
BNS's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.37 )
BNS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 9.44
Current: 1.37

0.06
9.44
Shiller P/E 12.80
BNS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 12.80 )
BNS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 19.12
Current: 12.8

7.41
19.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.57
BNS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. BNS: 4.57 )
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 7.81
Current: 4.57

2.55
7.81
Dividend Payout 0.46
BNS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. BNS: 0.46 )
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.8
Current: 0.46

0.01
6.8
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
BNS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BNS: 7.70 )
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56
Current: 7.7

0
56
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.13
BNS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1933 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BNS: 6.13 )
BNS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 10.4
Current: 6.13

3.4
10.4
Share Buyback Rate -3.30
BNS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BNS: -3.30 )
BNS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -5.4
Current: -3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
BNS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BNS: 2.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.1

1.15
3.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
BNS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.20 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 557.9
Current: 1.2

0.53
557.9
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
BNS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BNS: 0.90 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.24
Current: 0.9

0.51
1.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.30
BNS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.30 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.3

0.7
3.23
Price/Graham Number 1.00
BNS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 2686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. BNS: 1.00 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.35
Current: 1

0.71
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 87.80
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2041 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BNS: 87.80 )
BNS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 9.7   Max: 112.1
Current: 87.8

9.7
112.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.11
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. BNS: 14.11 )
BNS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 26.2
Current: 14.11

-0.8
26.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global
Compare:RY, CM, NTIOF, CBWBF, LRCDF » details
Traded in other countries:BKSHF.USA, BNS.PR.Y.Canada, BNS.PR.J.Canada, BNS.PR.T.Canada, BNS.PR.X.Canada, BNS.PR.M.Canada, BNS.PR.Q.Canada, BNS.PR.R.Canada, BNS.PR.Z.Canada, BNS.PR.P.Canada, BNS.PR.O.Canada, BNS.PR.L.Canada, BNS.Canada, BNS.PR.K.Canada, BNS.PR.N.Canada, BKN.Germany, BNS.PR.A.Canada, BNS.PR.B.Canada, BNS.PR.C.Canada, BNS.Mexico,
Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in the state of Canada on March 30, 1832. It commenced operations in Halifax. The Bank is a full-service financial institution, which operates its business in four business lines: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management and Scotia Capital. Canadian Banking provides a comprehensive array of retail and commercial banking services through branch and electronic delivery channels, to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in Canada. The retail services include consumer and mortgage lending, credit and debit card services, savings and retirement products, and transaction services. In addition to credit, commercial clients are provided with deposit and cash management services. International Banking provides retail and commercial banking services through branches, subsidiaries and foreign affiliates. The products, services and channels offered are generally the same as those in Canadian Banking. Global Wealth Management is comprised of the Bank's global wealth management and insurance businesses as well as transaction banking. Wealth management businesses include Global Asset Management, responsible for investment and Global Wealth Distribution, responsible for client-facing businesses including private client and institutional client services, full service brokerage, online brokerage, offshore brokerage and the independent advisor channel. Insurance products offered in Canada include creditor, life and health, home and auto, and travel insurance. Internationally, the Bank offers credit-related life, health and property insurance, as well as other products, not related to bank credit, including life, health, property (home, auto and other property), and ATM fraud insurance. Scotia Capital is an integrated corporate and investment bank, which services the credit, capital market and risk management needs of the Bank's relationships with large corporations, financial institutions and governments. The services provided include credit and related products, debt and equity underwriting, foreign exchange, derivative products, precious metals products and financial advisory services. Also, it conducts trading activities for its own account and provides short term Canadian dollar funding for the Bank. The Bank is subject to regulation by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and the activities of the Bank in Canada are subject to various other federal statutory provisions, including the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act which applies to all of the Bank's businesses in Canada.
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