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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Return-on-Tangible-Equity

: 9.25% (As of Dec. 2023)
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Return-on-Tangible-Equity is calculated as Net Income divided by its average total shareholder tangible equity. Total shareholder tangible equity equals to Total Stockholders Equity minus Intangible Assets. Wells Fargo's annualized net income for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $13,784 Mil. Wells Fargo's average shareholder tangible equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $148,968 Mil. Therefore, Wells Fargo's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 9.25%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Wells Fargo's Return-on-Tangible-Equity or its related term are showing as below:

WFC' s Return-on-Tangible-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27   Med: 14.02   Max: 17.59
Current: 13.04

During the past 13 years, Wells Fargo's highest Return-on-Tangible-Equity was 17.59%. The lowest was 2.27%. And the median was 14.02%.

WFC's Return-on-Tangible-Equity is ranked better than
61.59% of 1458 companies
in the Banks industry
Industry Median: 11.045 vs WFC: 13.04

Wells Fargo Return-on-Tangible-Equity Historical Data

The historical data trend for Wells Fargo's Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Return-on-Tangible-Equity
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.12 2.27 14.52 9.16 12.91

Wells Fargo Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 8.87 13.75 13.56 15.83 9.25

Competitive Comparison

For the Banks - Diversified subindustry, Wells Fargo's Return-on-Tangible-Equity, along with its competitors' market caps and Return-on-Tangible-Equity 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 Return-on-Tangible-Equity Distribution

For the Banks industry and Financial Services sector, Wells Fargo's Return-on-Tangible-Equity distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Wells Fargo's Return-on-Tangible-Equity falls into.



Wells Fargo Return-on-Tangible-Equity Calculation

Wells Fargo's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Return-on-Tangible-Equity=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Equity+Total Tangible Equity)/ count )
(A: Dec. 2023 )  (A: Dec. 2022 )(A: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/( (Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets+Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets )/ count )
(A: Dec. 2023 )  (A: Dec. 2022 )(A: Dec. 2023 )
=19142/( (144574+152052 )/ 2 )
=19142/148313
=12.91 %

Wells Fargo's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Return-on-Tangible-Equity=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Equity+Total Tangible Equity)/ count )
(Q: Dec. 2023 )  (Q: Sep. 2023 )(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/( (Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets+Total Stockholders Equity - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Dec. 2023 )  (Q: Sep. 2023 )(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=13784/( (145883+152052)/ 2 )
=13784/148967.5
=9.25 %

* 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 Return-on-Tangible-Equity, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder tangible equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. Return-on-Tangible-Equity is displayed in the 10-year financial page.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) Return-on-Tangible-Equity Explanation

Return-on-Tangible-Equity measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's tangible equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' tangible equity (shareholders equity minus intangibles). Return-on-Tangible-Equity shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. Return-on-Tangible-Equitys between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.


Be Aware

Net Income is used.

Because a company can increase its Return-on-Tangible-Equity by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high Return-on-Tangible-Equity companies. Like Return-on-Tangible-Asset, Return-on-Tangible-Equity is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their Return-on-Tangible-Equitys can be extremely high.


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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