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Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo) Earnings Yield % : 7.84% (As of May. 20, 2024)


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What is Wells Fargo Earnings Yield %?

The earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

As of today (2024-05-20), the stock price of Wells Fargo is $61.08. Wells Fargo's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $4.79. Therefore, Wells Fargo's earnings yield of today is 7.84%.

The earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 7.80%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


Wells Fargo Earnings Yield % Calculation

Earnings yield is the reciprocal of the P/E Ratio.

Wells Fargo's Earnings Yield for today is calculated as

Earnings Yield=Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)/Share Price
=4.790/61.08
=7.84 %

Wells Fargo's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $4.790 Mil.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Earnings Yield=Net Income /Market Cap

The earnings in the calculation is the Trailing Twelve Months earnings.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) Earnings Yield % Explanation

If the P/E ratio is an indication of how many years it takes for the company to earn back the stock price shareholders pay to buy the shares, the earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

If a company loses money, the earnings yield is negative. This gives a more straightforward indication that the company is losing money. This is an advantage of using earnings yield instead of the P/E ratio in valuation. For valuation purposes, the P/B Ratio and the P/S Ratio should be used for companies that are losing money.

Like the P/E ratio, the earnings yield can be used to compare investments in different industries. It can even be used to compare the attractiveness of different asset classes such as bonds and cash. Of course, the earnings yield should not be the only factor in deciding which asset classes to invest.

Also similar to the P/E ratio, the earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A growing company with the same earnings yield should be more attractive than a company that has the same earnings yield but does not grow.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %.

Be Aware

Just like the P/E Ratio, non-recurring items such as selling part of the business, selling a previous investment, etc., can affect earnings yield dramatically. The earning yield is also a poor indication for cyclical companies. When a cyclical stock has a high earnings yield it is usually at the peak of its cycle.


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Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo) 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