The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally.
No risks detected for BNS from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Bank of Nova Scotia's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BNS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BNS exceeded the US Banks industry which returned -20% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BNS underperformed the US Market which returned 16.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Bank of Nova Scotia's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 years ago | Simply Wall StThe Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is a real Dividend Rock Star - here is why
3 years ago | Simply Wall StWhy income investors should have The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) in their portfolio
Is Bank of Nova Scotia 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: BNS ($42.49) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($49.93)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BNS is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BNS is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.9x).
PE vs Market: BNS is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BNS is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BNS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).
How is Bank of Nova Scotia forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BNS's forecast earnings growth (17.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BNS's earnings (17.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (23.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BNS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: BNS's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BNS's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BNS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).
How has Bank of Nova Scotia performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BNS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BNS's current net profit margins (27.2%) are lower than last year (30.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BNS's earnings have grown by 4.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BNS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BNS had negative earnings growth (-9.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-2.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BNS's Return on Equity (11.3%) is considered low.
How is Bank of Nova Scotia's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: BNS's Assets to Equity ratio (17.7x) is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: BNS has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (117%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 69% of BNS's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: BNS has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (50%).
Low Risk Deposits: BNS's Loans to Deposits ratio (77%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: BNS has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.8%).
What is Bank of Nova Scotia current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BNS's dividend (6.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).
High Dividend: BNS's dividend (6.33%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.35%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BNS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BNS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (58%), BNS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BNS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (51.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Porter (62 yo)
Mr. Brian Johnston Porter serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Nova Scotia (the “Bank”). He joined bank in 1981. He served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer from 2005 to 2008, as Group ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD9.45M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.30M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Group Head & CFO||2.25yrs||CA$3.25m||0.0012% |
|Strategic Advisor to the CEO||6.75yrs||CA$7.19m||0.0049% |
|Group Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation||4.5yrs||CA$5.97m||0.00017% |
|Group Head of Canadian Banking||1.17yrs||CA$3.85m||0.0012% |
|Executive VP & Country Head of Scotiabank Mexico||1.17yrs||CA$5.02m||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Global Operations||1.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Co-Group Head of Global Banking & Mkts and Head of Global Corp & Investment Banking||no data||no data||0.00056% |
|Group Head of Technology & Operations||3.5yrs||no data||0.000040% |
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations||2yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BNS's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||8.67yrs||CA$434.74k||0.00015% |
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||CA$285.00k||0.00048% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||CA$235.00k||0.00012% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.33yrs||CA$373.19k||0.0052% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||CA$225.00k||0.00025% |
|Independent Director||12.25yrs||CA$235.00k||0.00016% |
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||CA$263.06k||0.00067% |
|Independent Director||6.92yrs||CA$393.04k||0.00012% |
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||CA$416.42k||0.00021% |
|Independent Director||6yrs||CA$244.64k||0.00026% |
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||CA$235.00k||0.0012% |
Experienced Board: BNS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The Bank of Nova Scotia's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Bank of Nova Scotia
- Ticker: BNS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1832
- Industry: Diversified Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: CA$68.930b
- Listing Market Cap: CA$51.539b
- Shares outstanding: 1.21b
- Website: https://www.scotiabank.com
Number of Employees
- The Bank of Nova Scotia
- Scotia Plaza
- 44 King Street West
- M5H 1H1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BNS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|BNS||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Dec 1972|
|0UKI||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||CAD||Dec 1972|
|BNS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Dec 1972|
|BKN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
|BNS.PRD||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD SER 31 FLT||CA||CAD||Apr 2015|
|BNS.PRG||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD SER 36||CA||CAD||Mar 2016|
|BNS.PRH||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||NON CUM 5 PFD 38||CA||CAD||Sep 2016|
|BNS.PRI||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||NON CUM PFD 40||CA||CAD||Oct 2018|
|BNSP.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||NON CUM PFD 40||US||USD||Oct 2018|
The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally. It operates throu ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/10 00:28|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/07 00:00|