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Bank of Montreal TSX:BMO Stock Report

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21 May, 2022


Company Financials +
BMO fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6

BMO Stock Overview

Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America.

Bank of Montreal Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Bank of Montreal
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$130.92
52 Week HighCA$154.47
52 Week LowCA$121.76
1 Month Change-10.75%
3 Month Change-10.62%
1 Year Change5.65%
3 Year Change26.37%
5 Year Change43.60%
Change since IPO1,511.32%

Recent News & Updates

May 12
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Shareholder Returns

BMOCA BanksCA Market

Return vs Industry: BMO exceeded the Canadian Banks industry which returned 3.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BMO exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BMO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BMO volatility
BMO Average Weekly Movement2.9%
Banks Industry Average Movement3.0%
Market Average Movement9.9%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.4%

Stable Share Price: BMO is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BMO's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

181743,863William White

Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. The company’s personal banking products and services include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, and financial and investment advice services; and commercial banking products and services comprise business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange, specialized banking programs, treasury and payment solutions, and risk management products for small business and commercial banking customers. It also offers investment and wealth advisory services; digital investing services; financial services and solutions; and investment management, and trust and custody services.

Bank of Montreal Fundamentals Summary

How do Bank of Montreal's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BMO fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$87.90b
Earnings (TTM)CA$8.43b
Revenue (TTM)CA$28.06b


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BMO income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$0
Gross ProfitCA$28.06b
Other ExpensesCA$19.64b

Last Reported Earnings

Jan 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

May 25, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)12.55
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin30.03%
Debt/Equity Ratio286.7%

How did BMO perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Bank of Montreal undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BMO (CA$130.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$282.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BMO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BMO's PE Ratio (10.4x) is in line with the Canadian Banks industry average.

PE vs Market: BMO is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.4x) compared to the Canadian market (11.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BMO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BMO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the CA Banks industry average (1.4x).

Future Growth

How is Bank of Montreal forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BMO's forecast earnings growth (7.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: BMO's earnings (7.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BMO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BMO's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (6.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BMO's revenue (10.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BMO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.7%).

Past Performance

How has Bank of Montreal performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BMO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BMO's current net profit margins (30%) are higher than last year (23.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BMO's earnings have grown by 7.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BMO's earnings growth over the past year (59.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BMO earnings growth over the past year (59.3%) exceeded the Banks industry 39.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BMO's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Bank of Montreal's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Asset Level

  • Allowance for Bad Loans

  • Low Risk Liabilities

  • Loan Level

  • Low Risk Deposits

  • Level of Bad Loans

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: BMO's Assets to Equity ratio (17.1x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BMO has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (108%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 73% of BMO's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: BMO has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (47%).

Low Risk Deposits: BMO's Loans to Deposits ratio (69%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: BMO has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.5%).


What is Bank of Montreal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BMO's dividend (4.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.89%).

High Dividend: BMO's dividend (4.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.92%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BMO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BMO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.7%), BMO's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BMO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.5% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


William White (49 yo)





Mr. William Darryl White is Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Montreal in November 1, 2017. He serves as a Director of Bank of Montreal since May 24, 2017, as well as its U.S. subsidiary, BMO Financial Co...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: William's total compensation ($USD11.59M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD7.53M).

Compensation vs Earnings: William's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BMO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BMO's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bank of Montreal's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Bank of Montreal
  • Ticker: BMO
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1817
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$87.904b
  • Shares outstanding: 671.44m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Bank of Montreal
  • 129 rue Saint Jacques
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • H2Y 1L6
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/10/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.