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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

Cash to Debt 0.10
WFCPRN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. WFCPRN: 0.10 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.11
WFCPRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 1649 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. WFCPRN: 0.11 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11

Interest Coverage 7.61
WFCPRN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WFCPRN: 7.61 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 7.61
Current: 7.61

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 : 6/10

Operating margin (%) 38.95
WFCPRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.40 vs. WFCPRN: 38.95 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 38.95
Current: 38.95

Net-margin (%) 26.11
WFCPRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. WFCPRN: 26.11 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 26.11
Current: 26.11

ROE (%) 12.86
WFCPRN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. WFCPRN: 12.86 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.68   Max: 36.74
Current: 12.86

ROA (%) 1.43
WFCPRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WFCPRN: 1.43 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.43

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 106.03
WFCPRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 73.85 vs. WFCPRN: 106.03 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 268.65
Current: 106.03

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Preferred stocks of Wells Fargo & Co

WFCNP0.570.00Dividend Equalization Pfd Shs
WFCPRL0.006.16Wells Fargo & Co., 7.50% Non-Cumul Perp Conv Cl A Preferred Stock, Series L
WFCPRR25.152.92Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs -A- Series -R-
WFCPRO0.005.58Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 5 1/8 % Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs -A- Series -0-
WFCPRJ0.006.77Wells Fargo & Co., 8.00% Dep Shares Non-cumul Perp Cl A Preferred Stock Series J



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Dividend Yield 5.68
WFCPRN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. WFCPRN: 5.68 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.68

Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.68
WFCPRN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. WFCPRN: 5.68 )
WFCPRN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 5.68

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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Traded in other countries:WFCNP.USA, WFCNO.USA, NWT.Germany
Wells Fargo & Co is a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware and a financial holding company and a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. The Company is the product of the merger of Norwest Corporation and the former Wells Fargo & Company, completed on November 2, 1998. On completion of the merger, Norwest Corporation changed its name to Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia Corporation. Wachovia, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was financial services companies, providing a range of retail banking and brokerage, asset and wealth management and corporate and investment banking products and services to customers through 3,300 financial centers in 21 states from Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and California and nationwide retail brokerage, mortgage lending and auto finance businesses. The Company expanded its business, in part, by acquiring banking institutions and other companies engaged in activities that are financial in nature. Wells Fargo continues to explore opportunities to acquire banking institutions and other financial services companies and discussions related to possible acquisitions might occur at any time. Wells Fargo a financial services company, which provides retail, commercial and corporate banking services through banking stores located in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The Company provides other financial services through subsidiaries engaged in various businesses, mainly: wholesale banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, equipment leasing, agricultural finance, commercial finance, securities brokerage and investment banking, insurance agency and brokerage services, computer and data processing services, trust services, investment advisory services, mortgage-backed securities servicing and venture capital investment. Wells Fargo was operating through its three segments for management reporting purposes: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking and Wells Fargo Financial. As of first quarter, 2009, Wells Fargo Financial rolled into Community Banking and was replaced with Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement. Community Banking offers a complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including investment, insurance and trust services in 39 states and D.C. and mortgage and home equity loans in all 50 states and D.C. In addition, Community Banking includes Wells Fargo Financial. Wholesale Banking provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States. Products include middle market banking, corporate banking, commercial real estate, treasury management, asset-based lending, insurance brokerage, foreign exchange, correspondent banking, trade services, specialized lending, equipment finance, corporate trust, investment banking, capital markets, and asset management. Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement provides a range of financial advisory services to clients. It provides

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User Comments

ReplyRrurban - 2 months ago
depends on how you calc FCF. if you add-in changes in working capital,i.e using operating cash flow - capex, then FCF will be higher than net income if there were positive changes in working cap. also, if the company has a lot of goodwill (and thus goodwill amortization), FCF will be higher than net income. i would avoid companies with a lot of goodwill as they have done acquisitions and aren't growing organically (possible flawed biz model) and there is a risk they overpaid for an acquisition and will have to write down goodwill and eps will be hit as a result.
ReplyLibertadpp - 4 months ago
How can Free Cash Flow be always bigger than net income?, because of high ROIC?
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ReplySteve Pomeranz - 5 months ago
It would be nice if we could make adjustments to the dividend growth rate using the 3 year in addition to the 5 year, WFC is a good example because due to the crash, the 5 year is not a true picture of future dividend growth. Using only the 5 year growth rate for WFC, renders the yield on cost number to be of no use.

Otherwise this page is fantastic and a great tool. Thanks.

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