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Wells Fargo ROA %

: 1.05% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Wells Fargo's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $20,488 Mil. Wells Fargo's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,950,449 Mil. Therefore, Wells Fargo's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 1.05%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Wells Fargo's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:WFC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17   Med: 1.21   Max: 1.49
Current: 0.97

0.17
1.49

During the past 13 years, Wells Fargo's highest ROA % was 1.49%. The lowest was 0.17%. And the median was 1.21%.

NYSE:WFC's ROA % is ranked higher than
52% of the 1472 Companies
in the Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. NYSE:WFC: 0.97 )

Wells Fargo ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Wells Fargo's ROA % 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.

* Premium members only.

Wells Fargo Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.18 1.14 1.16 1.02 0.17

Wells Fargo Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROA % 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 0.66 0.62 0.97 1.24 1.05

Competitive Comparison

For the Banks - Diversified subindustry, Wells Fargo's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Wells Fargo ROA % Distribution

For the Banks industry and Financial Services sector, Wells Fargo's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Wells Fargo's ROA % falls into.



Wells Fargo ROA % Calculation

Wells Fargo's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=3301/( (1927555+1955163)/ 2 )
=3301/1941359
=0.17 %

Wells Fargo's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=20488/( (1945996+1954901)/ 2 )
=20488/1950448.5
=1.05 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=20488/1950448.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(20488 / 75336)*(75336 / 1950448.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=27.2 %*0.0386
=1.05 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Wells Fargo Business Description

Wells Fargo logo
Industry
Financial Services » Banks NAICS : 522110 SIC : 6021
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 is split into 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
Scharf Charles W director, officer: CEO & President C/O VISA INC. 900 METRO CENTER BLVD. FOSTER CITY CA 94404
Williams Ather Iii officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001
Santomassimo Michael P. officer: Sr. EVP & CFO 225 LIBERTY STREET NEW YORK NY 10286
Noski Charles H director ONE PICKWICK PLAZA GREENWICH CT 06830
Hewett Wayne M. director 5 WESTBROOK CORPORATE CENTER WESTCHESTER IL 60154
Chancy Mark A director 303 PEACHTREE ST. 30TH FLOOR ATLANTA GA 30308
Black Steven D director C/O JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 270 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
Clark Celeste A. director C/O ADVANCEPIERRE FOODS HOLDINGS, INC. 9987 CARVER ROAD BLUE ASH OH 45242
Sargent Ronald director 1014 VINE STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Owens Lester officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 240 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10286
Galloreese David officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 420 MONTGOMERY STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Norton Amanda G officer: Sr. EVP and Chief Risk Officer 420 MONTGOMERY STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104
Flowers Derek A. officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 301 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Craver Theodore F Jr director DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION 550 SOUTH TRYON STREET - DEC45A CHARLOTTE NC 28202
Sommers Barry officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001

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