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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 11.96
BNS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BNS: 11.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BNS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 3.97 Max: 14.7
Current: 11.96
1.65
14.7
Equity to Asset 0.06
BNS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1536 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 1.26
BNS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. BNS: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BNS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.26
0.27
1.29
F-Score: 3
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 37.70
BNS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.52 vs. BNS: 37.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BNS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.16  Med: 39.22 Max: 41.85
Current: 37.7
33.16
41.85
Net-margin (%) 29.17
BNS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.98 vs. BNS: 29.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BNS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.53  Med: 29.94 Max: 32.39
Current: 29.17
24.53
32.39
ROE (%) 13.74
BNS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1546 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. BNS: 13.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BNS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.81  Med: 15.21 Max: 21.97
Current: 13.74
13.81
21.97
ROA (%) 0.83
BNS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. BNS: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BNS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.83
0.68
1.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
BNS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1283 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BNS: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 6.20 Max: 11.7
Current: 4.8
-1.1
11.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.60
BNS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. BNS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 5.70 Max: 15.1
Current: 2.6
-0.1
15.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
BNS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. BNS: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 9.50 Max: 24
Current: 2.8
-2.3
24
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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.Canada19.451.82
BNS.PR.E.Canada25.550.005.5% Fixed Non-Cum 5-Year Rate Reset Red Pfd Shs Series -34-
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.Canada24.553.44
BNS.PR.Q.Canada23.761.90
BNS.PR.R.Canada24.141.98Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 22
BNS.PR.Z.Canada19.082.42
BNS.PR.P.Canada24.051.74
BNS.PR.O.Canada25.614.10
BNS.PR.L.Canada24.502.304 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.K.Canada25.004.804.8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -13-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.283.89
BNS.PR.A.Canada22.940.67
BNS.PR.B.Canada21.540.61Non-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.Canada22.020.65Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -23- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.D.Canada18.151.57Non-Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -31- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.F.Canada18.500.00

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.00
BNS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.47 vs. BNS: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BNS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 12.47 Max: 17.31
Current: 10
0.71
17.31
Forward P/E 9.06
BNS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. BNS: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.10
BNS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. BNS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BNS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 12.47 Max: 17.4
Current: 10.1
0.71
17.4
P/B 1.39
BNS's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 2221 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BNS: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BNS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.39
1.28
3.07
P/S 2.90
BNS's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 2389 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. BNS: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BNS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.47 Max: 4.74
Current: 2.9
0.21
4.74
PFCF 5.14
BNS's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. BNS: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BNS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 5.49 Max: 387
Current: 5.14
0.23
387
POCF 5.04
BNS's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 1551 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. BNS: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BNS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 5.44 Max: 1338.2
Current: 5.04
0.22
1338.2
EV-to-EBIT 0.55
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 2133 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. BNS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 5.40 Max: 10.4
Current: 0.55
-1.1
10.4
EV-to-EBITDA 0.52
BNS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
99% of the 2139 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.06 vs. BNS: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 5.30 Max: 10.4
Current: 0.52
-1
10.4
PEG 1.87
BNS's PEG is ranked lower than
72% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BNS: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BNS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.03 Max: 8.88
Current: 1.87
0.01
8.88
Shiller P/E 12.20
BNS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. BNS: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BNS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.89  Med: 5.84 Max: 15.6
Current: 12.2
2.89
15.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.17
BNS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 2363 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BNS: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BNS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 3.79 Max: 7.81
Current: 5.17
2.81
7.81
Dividend Payout 0.49
BNS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. BNS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BNS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.49
0.15
0.63
Dividend Growth (3y) -2.70
BNS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
53% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BNS: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BNS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.80 Max: 56
Current: -2.7
0
56
Forward Dividend Yield 4.85
BNS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 2153 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BNS: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.87
BNS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2367 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. BNS: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BNS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 4.31 Max: 8.88
Current: 5.87
3.19
8.88
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.00
BNS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. BNS: -2.00 )
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: -5.4  Med: -1.20 Max: 1
Current: -2
-5.4
1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.82
BNS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BNS: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BNS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.50 Max: 3.34
Current: 1.82
1.54
3.34
Price/Projected FCF 0.55
BNS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. BNS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BNS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.41 Max: 3.33
Current: 0.55
0.6
3.33
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.86
BNS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
63% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. BNS: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
BNS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 2020 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BNS: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BNS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.83
0.06
1.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.64
BNS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BNS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BNS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.64
0.03
1.87
Price/Graham Number 0.91
BNS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 1931 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. BNS: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BNS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.91
0.84
1.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 181.80
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BNS: 181.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BNS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 18.40 Max: 1155.9
Current: 181.8
9.7
1155.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.12
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. BNS: 21.12 )
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: -32  Med: 24.50 Max: 160
Current: 21.12
-32
160

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $19087
EPS $ 4.50
Beta1.24
Short Percentage of Float0.96%
52-Week Range $35.01 - 56.26
Shares Outstanding(Mil)1202.94

Analyst Estimate

Oct16 Oct17 Oct18
Revenue(Mil) 18,805 20,010 20,578
EPS($) 4.34 4.61 5.12
EPS without NRI($) 4.34 4.61 5.12

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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global
Compare:RY, CM, NTIOF, CBWBF, LRCDF » details
Traded in other countries:BNS.PR.Y.Canada, BKN.Germany, BNS.Mexico, BKSHF.USA,
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 three business lines including Canadian Banking, International Banking 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 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 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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