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Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo) Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % : 7.80% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Wells Fargo Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %?

Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. Wells Fargo's forward rate of return for was 7.80%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % or its related term are showing as below:

WFC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.78   Med: 14.49   Max: 26.83
Current: 7.57

During the past 13 years, Wells Fargo's highest Forward Rate of Return was 26.83. The lowest was 6.78. And the median was 14.49.

WFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked worse than
79.28% of 1308 companies
in the Banks industry
Industry Median: 17.695 vs WFC: 7.57

Unlike the Earnings Yield %, 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 Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 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 Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Chart

Wells Fargo Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.36 11.42 8.10 9.32 11.02

Wells Fargo Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 10.99 8.50 10.80 11.02 7.80

Competitive Comparison of Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %

For the Banks - Diversified subindustry, Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %, along with its competitors' market caps and Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 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's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Distribution in the Banks Industry

For the Banks industry and Financial Services sector, Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % falls into.



Wells Fargo Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Calculation

Forward Rate of Return is a concept that Don Yacktman uses in his investment approach. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation. He said in the interview (March 2012, when the S&P 500 was at about 1400):

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

Wells Fargo's Forward Rate of Return of Mar. 2024 is

Forward Rate of Return=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year Book Value Growth Rate
=2.68019048/57.96+0.0318
=7.80 %

* 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.


Wells Fargo  (NYSE:WFC) Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Explanation

Unlike the Earnings Yield, the Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past five 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.

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of Book Value per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over five years. The reason we use five years is to make it comparable to the growth rate.


Be Aware

In the Forward Rate of Return calculation, the growth rate is added directly to today's free cash flow yield. Therefore the calculation is reliable only if the company can grow at the same rate in the future as it did in the past. Investors should pay close attention to this when researching growth stocks. A more accurate measurement for return is Return on Capital.


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Wells Fargo (Wells Fargo) Business Description

Industry
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