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Wells Fargo Retained Earnings

: $184,475 Mil (As of Jun. 2022)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Wells Fargo's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $184,475 Mil.

Wells Fargo's quarterly retained earnings increased from Dec. 2021 ($180,322 Mil) to Mar. 2022 ($182,623 Mil) and increased from Mar. 2022 ($182,623 Mil) to Jun. 2022 ($184,475 Mil).

Wells Fargo's annual retained earnings declined from Dec. 2019 ($166,697 Mil) to Dec. 2020 ($162,683 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2020 ($162,683 Mil) to Dec. 2021 ($180,322 Mil).


Wells Fargo Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for Wells Fargo's Retained Earnings 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 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Retained Earnings
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 145,263.00 158,163.00 166,697.00 162,683.00 180,322.00

Wells Fargo Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Retained Earnings 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 171,765.00 175,709.00 180,322.00 182,623.00 184,475.00

Wells Fargo Retained Earnings Calculation

Retained Earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Because the net income was not distributed to shareholders, shareholders' equity is increased by the same amount.

Of course, if a company loses, it is called retained losses, or accumulated losses.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) Retained Earnings Explanation

Historically profitable companies sometimes have negative retained earnings. This is because they have cumulatively paid out more to shareholders than they reported in profits.

For example, in 2011, Microsoft had negative retained earnings. This does not mean the company lost more money than it made over the years. It just means it paid out more money than it earned.

If a company has negative retained earnings, investors should check the 10-year financial results. They should not assume that negative retained earnings prove a company has generally lost money in the past.

Of course, many companies with negative retained earnings have indeed lost money in the past.

Retained Earnings: Warren Buffett's Secret.

One of the most important indicators of durable competitive advantage. Net earnings can be paid out as dividends, used to buy back shares or retained for growth.

If the company loses more than it has accumulated, retained earnings is negative.

If a company isn't adding to its retained earnings, it isn't growing its net worth.

Rate of growth of retained earnings is good indicator whether it's benefiting from a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is negative because it chose to buyback stock and pay dividends.

The more earnings retained, the faster it grows and increases growth rate for future earnings.


Wells Fargo Business Description

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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
Davis Richard K director 800 NICOLLET MALL MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Norwood Felicia F director 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Morken Cecelia director 26025 MUREAU ROAD CALABASAS CA 91302
Ling Bei officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001
Hranicky Kyle G officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 1000 LOUISIANA STREET HOUSTON TX 77002
Santos Kleber officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22102
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
Chancy Mark A director 303 PEACHTREE ST. 30TH FLOOR ATLANTA GA 30308
Owens Lester officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 240 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10286
Sommers Barry officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001
Weinbach Michael S officer: Sr. Executive Vice President 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001
Black Steven D director C/O JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 270 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017
Carr Muneera S officer: EVP, CAO & Controller 1717 MAIN STREET MAIL CODE 6500 DALLAS TX 75201
Patterson Ellen R officer: Sr. EVP and General Counsel 30 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK NY 10001

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