Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Bank of America's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 0Q16 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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GB Market

1 Year Return




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GB Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how 0Q16 performed against the UK Banks industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how 0Q16 performed against the UK Market.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.2%-3.6%0.05%
30 Day1.0%-3.6%-1.7%
90 Day4.9%-2.3%4.1%
1 Yearn/a-1.2%-6.0%12.6%7.1%
3 Year165.7%149.9%-6.7%-17.4%18.4%3.6%
5 Year159.5%136.5%-2.6%-21.1%35.2%4.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Bank of America's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 0Q16 ($34.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($47.47)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 0Q16 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 0Q16 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.5x) compared to the Banks industry average (9.1x).

PE vs Market: 0Q16 is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.5x) compared to the UK market (18.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 0Q16 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (43x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 0Q16 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.3x) compared to the GB Banks industry average (0.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Bank of America forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 0Q16's forecast earnings growth (0.3% per year) is below the savings rate (0.5%).

Earnings vs Market: 0Q16's earnings (0.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (13.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 0Q16's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: 0Q16's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 0Q16's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 0Q16's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).

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Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 0Q16 has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 0Q16's current net profit margins (29.7%) are lower than last year (30.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 0Q16's earnings have grown significantly by 21.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 0Q16's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 0Q16 had negative earnings growth (-2.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (28.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 0Q16's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

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

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: 0Q16 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: 0Q16's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.7x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: 0Q16's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: 0Q16 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: 0Q16's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: 0Q16 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: 0Q16's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: 0Q16 has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.39%)

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What is Bank of America's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: 0Q16's dividend (2.07%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.81%).

High Dividend: 0Q16's dividend (2.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.12%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 0Q16's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 0Q16's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (23.8%), 0Q16's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 0Q16's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.6% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Brian Moynihan (60yo)





Mr. Brian T. Moynihan has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bank of America Corporation since January 01, 2010 and has been its Chairman since October 01, 2014. Mr. Moynihan had been the Pre ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD22.75M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.67M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Brian Moynihan
Chairman & CEO10.1yrsUS$22.75m0.017% $51.7m
Paul Donofrio
Chief Financial Officer4.5yrsUS$11.93m0.0070% $21.4m
Thomas Montag
COO & President of Global Banking and Markets8.4yrsUS$18.79m0.033% $101.9m
Thong Nguyen
Vice Chairman14.3yrsUS$10.15m0.0026% $7.9m
Dean Athanasia
President of Retail and Preferred & Small Business Banking2.1yrsUS$10.15m0.0013% $4.0m
Geoffrey Greener
Chief Risk Officer5.8yrsUS$11.66m0.0085% $26.0m
Catherine Bessant
Chief Operations & Technology Officer0yrsno data0.0080% $24.5m
Rudolf Bless
Chief Accounting Officer4.9yrsno data0.0016% $4.9m
Matthew Koder
Head of Corporate & Investment Banking1.2yrsno datano data
Andrea Smith
Chief Administrative Officer4.6yrsno data0.0044% $13.4m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: 0Q16's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Brian Moynihan
Chairman & CEO10.1yrsUS$22.75m0.017% $51.7m
Jack Bovender
Lead Independent Director5.3yrsUS$500.00k0.0014% $4.3m
Arnold Donald
Independent Director7.1yrsUS$350.00k0.00087% $2.7m
R. Yost
Independent Director7.5yrsUS$355.00k0.00073% $2.2m
Thomas May
Independent Director15.8yrsUS$380.00k0.000020% $61.4k
Susan Bies
Independent Director10.7yrsUS$484.27k0.0019% $5.9m
Linda Hudson
Independent Director7.5yrsUS$350.00k0.00022% $674.9k
Monica Lozano
Independent Director13.8yrsUS$380.00k0.000030% $92.0k
Frank Bramble
Independent Director14.1yrsUS$390.00k0.0011% $3.3m
Sharon Allen
Independent Director7.5yrsUS$390.00k0.0010% $3.1m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 0Q16's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bank of America Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Bank of America Corporation
  • Ticker: 0Q16
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1874
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$306.791b
  • Shares outstanding: 8.84b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Bank of America Corporate Center
  • 100 North Tryon Street
  • Charlotte
  • North Carolina
  • 28255
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BACNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1969
0Q16LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1969
NCBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969
BAC *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1969
NCBXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1969
BACBVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)YesCommon StockCOCOPJan 1969
BACSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1969
US_BAC_KAS (Kazakhstan Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockKZKZTJan 1969
BACSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1969
BACETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1969
BACBVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)YesCommon StockPEUSDJan 1969
BOACWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1969
BML.PRGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD1/1200 SR1USUSDOct 2004
BML.PRHNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD 1/1200SER2USUSDMar 2005
BML.PRJNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD DP1/1200 4USUSDNov 2005
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BML.PRLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD 1/1200SER5USUSDMar 2007
BA.CBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH REP 1/2 COM(USD)ARARSAug 2007
BAC.PRJCNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DP1/1000 7.25% JUSUSDNov 2007
BAC.PRLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)7.25%CNV PFD LUSUSDJan 2008
BOAC34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR REPR 1 COM STKBRBRLJan 2012
NCB2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)5.2%-FRN SUB PERP USD 'U'DEUSDMay 2013
BAC.PRCNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD CUM SER CUSUSDJan 2016
BAC.PRANYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS PFD EEUSUSDApr 2016
BAC.PRBNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)6% DEP RP PFD GGUSUSDMay 2018
BAC.PRKNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS PFD HHUSUSDJul 2018
BAC.PRMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)5.375 DEP PFD KKUSUSDJun 2019
BAC.PRNNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)5% DEP RP PFD LLUSUSDSep 2019


Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. It operates in Consumer Banking, Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM), Global Banking, and Global Markets segments. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, CDs and IRAs, noninterest- and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products; and credit and debit cards, residential mortgages, and home equity loans, as well as direct and indirect loans, such as automotive, recreational vehicle, and consumer personal loans. As of July 22, 2019, this segment served 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers; 16,600 ATMs; and digital banking. The GWIM segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and trust and retirement products; and wealth management solutions targeted to high net worth and ultra high net worth clients, as well as customized solutions to meet clients’ wealth structuring, investment management, and trust and banking needs, including specialty asset management services. The Global Banking segment provides lending products and services, including commercial loans, leases, commitment facilities, trade finance, and real estate and asset-based lending; treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options; working capital management solutions; and debt and equity underwriting and distribution, and merger-related and other advisory services. The Global Markets segment offers market-making, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as risk management, foreign exchange, fixed-income, and mortgage-related products. Bank of America Corporation was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/20 21:04
End of Day Share Price2020/02/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.