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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 15.20
BNS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 1677 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BNS: 15.20 )
BNS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 9999
Current: 15.2

1.46
9999
Equity to Asset 0.06
BNS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 2349 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
69% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BNS: 1.24 )
BNS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.24

0.25
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 38.13
BNS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.48 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
85% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.33 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
92% of the 2380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 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
75% of the 2384 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
94% of the 2346 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 86.24 vs. BNS: 404.39 )
BNS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 118.1   Max: 399.47
Current: 404.39

118.1
399.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
BNS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2043 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BNS: 7.40 )
BNS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11
Current: 7.4

0
11
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
BNS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BNS: 6.20 )
BNS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.1
Current: 6.2

0
15.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
BNS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1864 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 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.Canada22.913.15
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.Canada25.374.43
BNS.PR.Q.Canada25.303.57
BNS.PR.R.Canada25.563.75Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 22
BNS.PR.Z.Canada23.222.99
BNS.PR.P.Canada25.253.32
BNS.PR.O.Canada25.885.41
BNS.PR.L.Canada25.324.444 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.K.Canada25.004.804.8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -13-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.705.11
BNS.PR.A.Canada24.542.26
BNS.PR.B.Canada24.232.01Non-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

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.70
BNS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. BNS: 11.70 )
BNS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 17.31
Current: 11.7

0.68
17.31
Forward P/E 11.20
BNS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 11.20 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.80
BNS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. BNS: 11.80 )
BNS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 17.4
Current: 11.8

0.68
17.4
P/B 1.70
BNS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 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 3.40
BNS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. BNS: 3.40 )
BNS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 4.74
Current: 3.4

0.2
4.74
PFCF 9.10
BNS's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 9.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 387
Current: 9.1

0.21
387
POCF 8.81
BNS's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 81.00 vs. BNS: 8.81 )
BNS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 193.5
Current: 8.81

0.2
193.5
EV-to-EBIT 1.55
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. BNS: 1.55 )
BNS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 10.4
Current: 1.55

-2.3
10.4
PEG 1.49
BNS's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.49 )
BNS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 5.95
Current: 1.49

0.01
5.95
Shiller P/E 13.60
BNS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 13.60 )
BNS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 17.92
Current: 13.6

1.93
17.92

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.10
BNS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. BNS: 4.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 7.81
Current: 4.1

2.7
7.81
Dividend Payout 0.46
BNS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 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
78% of the 1338 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 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) 5.46
BNS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2235 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. BNS: 5.46 )
BNS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 10.4
Current: 5.46

3.6
10.4
Share Buyback Rate -3.30
BNS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. BNS: -3.30 )
BNS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -5.4
Current: -3.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
BNS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BNS: 2.20 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.2

1.15
3.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
BNS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.00 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 557.9
Current: 1

0.53
557.9
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BNS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BNS: 1.00 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.28
Current: 1

0.06
1.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
BNS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BNS: 1.50 )
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 3.23
Current: 1.5

0.03
3.23
Price/Graham Number 1.00
BNS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 3169 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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) 65.10
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2352 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BNS: 65.10 )
BNS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 9.7   Max: 112.1
Current: 65.1

9.7
112.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.24
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.15 vs. BNS: 16.24 )
BNS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -34.2   Max: 170.4
Current: 16.24

-34.2
170.4

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, BNS.PR.D.Canada,
Bank of Nova Scotia was incorporated in the state of Canada on March 30, 1832. The Company is a diversified financial services institution that provides financial products and services to retail, commercial and corporate customers around the world. The Company operates its business in four business lines including Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth & Insurance and Global Banking & Markets. Canadian Banking provides a suite of financial advice and banking solutions and also provides an alternative self-directed banking solution. It operates in areas including Retail and Small Business Banking, and Commercial Banking. Its Retail and Small Business Banking provides financial advice, solutions and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, chequing accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, loans and related creditor insurance products, to individuals and small businesses. Its Commercial Banking delivers advice and a suite of customized lending, deposit, cash management and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses. International Banking provides financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial customers in select regions outside of Canada. It also includes International Wealth Management and Insurance. It has operations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia. Global Wealth & Insurance offers wealth management and insurance products and services to retail and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. It provides investment, pensions and insurance advice, solutions, and management services to high net worth, mass affluent, affluent, mass market and institutional clients, as well as advisors. Its Insurance provides solutions in Canada including creditor, life and health, home and auto and travel. Its Transaction Banking offers e business solutions - cash management, payment services, electronic banking, business deposits, and trade services - on basis to banks small business, commercial and corporate customers. It also provides correspondent banking products and services to other financial institutions. Global Banking & Markets provides clients with corporate banking, investment banking and capital markets solutions. Its products and services are offered to corporate, government and institutional clients in Canada and in select international countries. It is a full-service lender and investment dealer in Canada and Mexico, and offers products and services in the United States, Central and South America, and select markets in Europe and Asia. It provides clients with corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting, mergers and acquisitions advisory, as well as fixed income and equity sales, trading and research, prime brokerage, securitization, foreign exchange, energy and rates hedging, and precious and base metals sales, trading and storage. The Bank is subject to regulation by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Financial C
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