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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Preferred Stock

: $19,448 Mil (As of Dec. 2023)
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Preferred stock is a special equity security that has properties of both equity and debt. Wells Fargo's preferred stock for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $19,448 Mil.

The market value of preferred stock needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of Enterprise Value. Wells Fargo's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $55,019 Mil.

In the calculation of book value, the par value of preferred stocks needs to subtracted from total equity. Wells Fargo's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $46.21.

Dividends paid to preferred stocks need to be subtracted from net income in the calculation of Earnings per Share (Diluted). Wells Fargo's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Dec. 2023 was $0.86.


Wells Fargo Preferred Stock Historical Data

The historical data trend for Wells Fargo's Preferred Stock can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Wells Fargo Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Preferred Stock
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 21,549.00 21,136.00 20,057.00 19,448.00 19,448.00

Wells Fargo Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Preferred Stock Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 19,448.00 19,448.00 19,448.00 19,448.00 19,448.00

Wells Fargo Preferred Stock Calculation

Preferred Stock is a special equity security that has properties of both equity and debt. It is generally considered a hybrid instrument. Preferred stock is senior to common stock, but is subordinate to bonds in terms of claim or rights to their share of the assets of the company.

Preferred stock has priority over common stock in the payment of dividends and any payments received when a company liquidates.

Preferred stock comes in many forms. It can be:


Convertible or Non-Convertible
Cumulative or Non-Cumulative
Voting or Non-Voting
Callable or Non-Callable
Maturity Date or No Maturity Date

A preferred stock without a maturity date is called a perpetual preferred stock. These are relatively rare. A good example of perpetual preferred stock is the many series of Public Storage (PSA) preferred shares that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Before investing in preferred stock, it is important to know which of the above groups the stock belongs to. Is it convertible or non-convertible? Are dividends cumulative or non-cumulative?

It is also critical that an investor knows what bonds the company has in front of the preferred stock. Bondholders get paid first. So the decision to buy a preferred stock can be similar to the decision to buy a bond. But, remember, the preferred stock of a company with bonds is junior to those bonds.

Unless a preferred stock is convertible, the upside in a preferred stock investment is more limited than in a common stock investment. If a company doubles its earnings, it is usually under no more obligation to double the dividends paid to preferred shareholders than it is to double the interest paid to its bankers and bondholders.So preferred stock is very different from common stock.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) Preferred Stock Explanation

When a company needs capital but does not wish to issue debt, they may sell preferred stocks to investors.

For instance, during the financial crisis of 2008, Goldman Sachs (GS) issued a combination of preferred stock and common stock options for $5 billion of capital to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B). In this deal, Berkshire Hathaway paid $5 billion for 10% cumulative perpetual preferred stock and warrants to buy 43.5 million shares of Goldman Sachs at $115 a share. Goldman Sachs bought back the preferred in 2010. Guess how much money Warren Buffett made in this deal in two years? Read How Much Did Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Make on Its Goldman Sachs (GS) Preferred Stock?

1. The market value of Preferred Stocks needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of enterprise value.

Wells Fargo's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

2. In the calculation of Book Value, the par value of Preferred Stocks needs to subtracted from total equity.

Wells Fargo's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

3. Dividends paid to Preferred Stocks need to be subtracted from net income in the calculation of earnings per share.

Wells Fargo's Earnings per Share (Diluted) (EPS) for the three months ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Business Description

Address
420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94104
Wells Fargo is one of the largest banks in the United States, with approximately $1.9 trillion in balance sheet assets. The company has four primary segments: consumer banking, commercial banking, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment management. It is almost entirely focused on the U.S.
Executives
Richard K Davis director 800 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Thomas R Nides officer: Vice Chairman C/O WELLS FARGO & COMPANY, 420 MONTGOMERY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Tracy M Kerrins officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 300 S BREVARD STREET, CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Kyle G Hranicky officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 1000 LOUISIANA STREET, HOUSTON TX 77002
Felicia F Norwood director 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Kleber Santos officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ellen R Patterson officer: Sr. EVP and General Counsel 30 HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK NY 10001
Kristy Fercho officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 5151 CORPORATE DRIVE, TROY MI 48098
Cecelia Morken director 26025 MUREAU ROAD, CALABASAS CA 91302
Beurden Saul Van officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 150 EAST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK NY 10017
Bei Ling officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK NY 10001
Ather Iii Williams officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK NY 10001
Michael P. Santomassimo officer: Sr. EVP & CFO 225 LIBERTY STREET, NEW YORK NY 10286
Mark A Chancy director 303 PEACHTREE ST., 30TH FLOOR, ATLANTA GA 30308
Lester Owens officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 240 GREENWICH STREET, NEW YORK NY 10286