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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 7.83
NYSE:BNS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NYSE:BNS: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:BNS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 4.75 Max: 15.2
Current: 7.83
1.46
15.2
Equity-to-Asset 0.06
NYSE:BNS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 1624 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. NYSE:BNS: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE: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
Debt-to-Equity 0.13
NYSE:BNS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
87% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. NYSE:BNS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:BNS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.34 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.13
0.09
1.16
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.67
NYSE:BNS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
89% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. NYSE:BNS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:BNS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.36
Current: 0.67
0.31
4.36
Interest Coverage 1.20
NYSE:BNS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. NYSE:BNS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BNS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.2
0.27
1.29
Beneish M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
16.91%
76.87%
WACC
ROIC
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 37.72
NYSE:BNS's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
64% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 32.07 vs. NYSE:BNS: 37.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:BNS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.16  Med: 39.1 Max: 41.85
Current: 37.72
33.16
41.85
Net Margin % 29.26
NYSE:BNS's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.99 vs. NYSE:BNS: 29.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BNS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.53  Med: 29.55 Max: 32.39
Current: 29.26
24.53
32.39
ROE % 13.88
NYSE:BNS's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 1653 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. NYSE:BNS: 13.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:BNS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.91  Med: 15.01 Max: 21.97
Current: 13.88
12.91
21.97
ROA % 0.88
NYSE:BNS's ROA % is ranked lower than
51% of the 1657 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NYSE:BNS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BNS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.02
Current: 0.88
0.68
1.02
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.90
NYSE:BNS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NYSE:BNS: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BNS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 6.9 Max: 12.9
Current: 6.9
-1.1
12.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.90
NYSE:BNS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NYSE:BNS: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BNS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.7 Max: 17.3
Current: 3.9
0
17.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.10
NYSE:BNS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1354 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. NYSE:BNS: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BNS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 9.3 Max: 24.1
Current: 4.1
-2.3
24.1
GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Bank of Nova Scotia NYSE:BNS.
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

BNS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 670,100 sh (+22.26%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 19,376 sh (-9.75%)
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Q1 2017

BNS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jeremy Grantham 43,800 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 19,376 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 505,500 sh (-24.56%)
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Q2 2017

BNS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Ray Dalio 254,318 sh (New)
Jim Simons 563,900 sh (+11.55%)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
David Dreman 17,152 sh (-11.48%)
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Q3 2017

BNS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jeremy Grantham 3,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 705,400 sh (+25.09%)
David Dreman 17,152 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 254,318 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

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David Dreman 2016-12-31 Reduce -9.75%0.07%$51.58 - $58.7 $ 66.2621%19,376
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Preferred stocks of Bank of Nova Scotia

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BNS.PR.Y.Canada23.291.95Pfd Shs Series 30
BNS.PR.E.Canada26.963.835.5% Fixed Non-Cum 5-Year Rate Reset Red Pfd Shs Series -34-
BNS.PR.M.Canada25.004.50
BNS.PR.Q.Canada24.922.72
BNS.PR.R.Canada25.063.82Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -22-
BNS.PR.Z.Canada22.932.253.7% Pfd Shs Series 32
BNS.PR.P.Canada25.023.35Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -18
BNS.PR.O.Canada25.005.60Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -17-
BNS.PR.L.Canada25.004.504 1/2 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -14-
BNS.PR.N.Canada25.015.255 1/4 % Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -16- Called for red. on 27.1.17 at CAD 25.00
BNS.PR.A.Canada24.982.57Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -19- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.B.Canada24.742.24Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -21-
BNS.PR.C.Canada24.692.43Non-Cum Pfd Shs Series -23- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.D.Canada23.211.64Non-Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -31- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.F.Canada23.132.01Non Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -33- Fltg Rt
BNS.PR.G.Canada26.985.10Non-Cum Red Rate Reset Pfd Shs Series -36-
BNS.PR.H.Canada26.475.10Series 38

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global    NAICS: 522110    SIC: 7029
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Traded in other countries:BNS.Canada, BKN.Germany, BNS.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:Canada
Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial service provider. The company provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets services.

The Bank of Nova Scotia is known as Canada's "international bank" and is a global financial services provider. The bank has three business segments: Canadian banking, international banking, and global banking and markets. It is the third-largest bank in Canada. The bank's international operations span more than 55 countries and are more concentrated in Central and South America.

Guru Investment Theses on Bank of Nova Scotia

Signature Select Canadian Equity Fund Comments on Bank of Nova Scotia - Dec 08, 2015

In financials, Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) detracted from performance given concerns about its exposure to emerging markets. We find the bank offers excellent value at current levels as it has not been this inexpensive in years.



From Signature Select Canadian Equity Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.18
BNS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. BNS: 13.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BNS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.19  Med: 12.26 Max: 17.34
Current: 13.18
8.19
17.34
Forward PE Ratio 12.25
BNS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. BNS: 12.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.18
BNS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
62% of the 1531 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.75 vs. BNS: 13.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BNS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.19  Med: 12.26 Max: 17.34
Current: 13.18
8.19
17.34
PB Ratio 1.90
BNS's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1636 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BNS: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BNS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.9
1.24
3.03
PS Ratio 3.82
BNS's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. BNS: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 3.44 Max: 4.67
Current: 3.82
2
4.67
EV-to-EBIT 5.43
BNS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. BNS: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 4.55 Max: 10.4
Current: 5.43
-1.1
10.4
EV-to-EBITDA 5.06
BNS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. BNS: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 4.35 Max: 10.4
Current: 5.06
-1
10.4
EV-to-Revenue 2.05
BNS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
79% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. BNS: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BNS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 1.7 Max: 3
Current: 2.05
-0.4
3
PEG Ratio 2.93
BNS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 831 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. BNS: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BNS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.59 Max: 6.66
Current: 2.93
0.77
6.66
Shiller PE Ratio 16.36
BNS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. BNS: 16.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BNS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 15.02 Max: 21.81
Current: 16.36
8.59
21.81

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.54
BNS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
72% of the 2337 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. BNS: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BNS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.88  Med: 3.9 Max: 7.81
Current: 3.54
2.88
7.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.47
BNS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. BNS: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BNS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.47
0.42
0.63
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.40
BNS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BNS: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BNS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 9.3 Max: 25.7
Current: 6.4
2.2
25.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.71
BNS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
72% of the 2240 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. BNS: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.03
BNS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
72% of the 2723 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. BNS: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BNS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 5.52 Max: 11.06
Current: 5.03
4.08
11.06

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.45
BNS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BNS: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BNS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.34
Current: 2.45
1.15
3.34
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.90
BNS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BNS: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BNS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.03 Max: 14.92
Current: 0.9
0.44
14.92
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.13
BNS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
62% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BNS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
BNS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.13
0.61
1.12
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.11
BNS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BNS: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BNS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.11
0.53
1.3
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.20
BNS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BNS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BNS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.2
0.8
1.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 18.42
BNS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1657 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. BNS: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1107.6  Med: 20.9 Max: 703.9
Current: 18.42
-1107.6
703.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.47
BNS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. BNS: 9.47 )
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: -1.4  Med: 13.4 Max: 26.3
Current: 9.47
-1.4
26.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,634.74
EPS (TTM) $ 4.89
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $52.55 - 66.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,198.21

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18 Oct19
Revenue (Mil $) 21,856 23,100 24,210
EPS ($) 5.27 5.50 5.83
EPS without NRI ($) 5.27 5.50 5.83
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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