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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 11.27
BNS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. BNS: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BNS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 4.02 Max: N/A
Current: 11.27
Equity to Asset 0.06
BNS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 1323 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 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.06
Current: 0.06
0.04
0.06
Interest Coverage 1.24
BNS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. BNS: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BNS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.40 Max: 1.24
Current: 1.24
0.17
1.24
F-Score: 4
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 (%) 37.33
BNS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 29.90 vs. BNS: 37.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.62  Med: 37.27 Max: 41.85
Current: 37.33
24.62
41.85
Net-margin (%) 29.35
BNS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. BNS: 29.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.93  Med: 26.44 Max: 32.39
Current: 29.35
16.93
32.39
ROE (%) 14.51
BNS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. BNS: 14.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.52  Med: 15.01 Max: 21.97
Current: 14.51
11.52
21.97
ROA (%) 0.87
BNS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BNS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.87
0.62
1.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 402.14
BNS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 76.24 vs. BNS: 402.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 118.1  Med: 207.88 Max: 399.47
Current: 402.14
118.1
399.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.40
BNS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BNS: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.20 Max: 13
Current: 7.4
0
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
BNS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BNS: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.50 Max: 17.4
Current: 6.2
0
17.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
BNS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1042 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. BNS: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3  Med: 11.30 Max: 24.1
Current: 8.1
-2.3
24.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BNS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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BNS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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David Dreman 349 sh (-11.42%)
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BNS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,258,300 sh (+75.79%)
David Dreman 349 sh (unchged)
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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.Canada22.333.24
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.Canada25.094.48
BNS.PR.Q.Canada25.082.70
BNS.PR.R.Canada25.242.84Bank of Nova Scotia (The),non-cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares, Series 22
BNS.PR.Z.Canada22.683.06
BNS.PR.P.Canada25.032.51
BNS.PR.O.Canada25.505.46
BNS.PR.L.Canada25.113.364 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.K.Canada25.004.804.8 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -13-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.455.16
BNS.PR.A.Canada24.201.52
BNS.PR.B.Canada23.461.38Non-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.Canada23.601.48Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -23- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.D.Canada21.300.00Non-Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -31- Fltg Rt

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.68
BNS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. BNS: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BNS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 12.49 Max: 17.31
Current: 10.68
0.68
17.31
Forward P/E 10.26
BNS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. BNS: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.90
BNS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. BNS: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BNS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 12.50 Max: 17.4
Current: 10.9
0.68
17.4
P/B 1.58
BNS's P/B is ranked lower than
80% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BNS: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BNS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.35 Max: 3.07
Current: 1.58
1.32
3.07
P/S 3.08
BNS's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. BNS: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BNS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.47 Max: 4.74
Current: 3.08
0.2
4.74
POCF 1221.94
BNS's POCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. BNS: 1221.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BNS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 6.82 Max: 1338.2
Current: 1221.94
0.2
1338.2
EV-to-EBIT 1.89
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. BNS: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.3  Med: 5.40 Max: 10.4
Current: 1.89
-2.3
10.4
PEG 1.38
BNS's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BNS: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BNS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.01 Max: 5.95
Current: 1.38
0.01
5.95
Shiller P/E 12.17
BNS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. BNS: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BNS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.93  Med: 4.30 Max: 17.92
Current: 12.17
1.93
17.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.74
BNS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 2204 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BNS: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 3.76 Max: 7.81
Current: 4.74
2.7
7.81
Dividend Payout 0.46
BNS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BNS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.46 Max: 6.8
Current: 0.46
0.01
6.8
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
BNS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. BNS: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.80 Max: 56
Current: 7.7
0
56
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.31
BNS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. BNS: 6.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.6  Med: 5.01 Max: 10.4
Current: 6.31
3.6
10.4
Share Buyback Rate -3.30
BNS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. BNS: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BNS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1  Med: -1.20 Max: -5.4
Current: -3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.95
BNS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BNS: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.34
Current: 1.95
1.18
3.34
Price/Projected FCF 0.72
BNS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. BNS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.38 Max: 161.81
Current: 0.72
0.47
161.81
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.92
BNS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
66% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. BNS: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
BNS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BNS: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.79
0.06
1.29
Price/Graham Number 0.85
BNS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BNS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BNS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.85
0.71
1.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 53.04
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BNS: 53.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.7  Med: 18.20 Max: 112.1
Current: 53.04
9.7
112.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.71
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 vs. BNS: 21.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BNS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -34.2  Med: 25.35 Max: 170.6
Current: 21.71
-34.2
170.6

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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