NYSE:WFC

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Executive Summary

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, provides banking, investment, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the United States and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Wells Fargo's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WFC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.3%

WFC

0.7%

US Banks

2.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-39.8%

WFC

-28.9%

US Banks

-10.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WFC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -28.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WFC underperformed the US Market which returned -10% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WFCIndustryMarket
7 Day8.3%0.7%2.4%
30 Day-11.4%-18.9%-11.0%
90 Day-45.4%-39.2%-19.4%
1 Year-37.3%-39.8%-26.8%-28.9%-8.1%-10.0%
3 Year-40.1%-45.8%-17.2%-23.3%17.3%9.6%
5 Year-38.5%-47.5%8.1%-4.4%36.1%21.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Wells Fargo's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Wells Fargo undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

21.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WFC ($28.77) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($36.46)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.7x).

PE vs Market: WFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the US market (13x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WFC's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WFC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Wells Fargo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?

-8.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WFC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.6% per year).

Earnings vs Market: WFC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WFC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WFC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WFC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Wells Fargo performed over the past 5 years?

-1.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WFC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WFC's current net profit margins (21.8%) are lower than last year (24.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WFC's earnings have declined by -1.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WFC had negative earnings growth (-13.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (10.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WFC's Return on Equity (10.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Wells Fargo'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


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: WFC's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

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

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: WFC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.55%)


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Dividend

What is Wells Fargo's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

7.09%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WFC's dividend (7.09%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.93%).

High Dividend: WFC's dividend (7.09%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.46%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47%), WFC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WFC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (52.8% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Charlie Scharf (54yo)

0.50

Tenure

US$36,362,588

Compensation

Mr. Charles W. Scharf, also known as Charlie, has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Wells Fargo & Company since October 21, 2019. Mr. Scharf has been a Director of Visa Internatio ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Charlie's total compensation ($USD36.36M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.79M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Charlie's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Scharf
President0.50yrUS$36.36m0.0043% $5.1m
John Shrewsberry
Senior EVP & CFO5.92yrsUS$12.44m0.015% $17.2m
Petros Pelos
Senior EVP & CEO of Commercial Banking11.17yrsUS$10.45m0.0040% $4.7m
Mary Mack
Senior EVP3.17yrsUS$10.53m0.0035% $4.1m
Saul Van Beurden
Senior EVP & Head of Technology1yrUS$10.37mno data
Scott Powell
Senior EVP & COO0.33yrno datano data
Muneera Carr
Chief Accounting Officer0.083yrno datano data
Deborah Chrapaty
Chief Technology Officer0.83yrno datano data
Hope Hardison
Chief Administrative Officer4.67yrsno data0.0026% $3.1m
John Campbell
Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

54.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WFC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Scharf
President0.50yrUS$36.36m0.0043% $5.1m
Henry Jordan
Chairman & CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Financeno datano datano data
Charles Noski
Independent Chairman0.083yrUS$232.79k0.00050% $588.3k
Theodore Craver
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$360.03k0.00028% $329.4k
Donald James
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$376.03k0.00060% $705.9k
Bettina von Hagen
Member of Environmental Advisory Board14.08yrsno datano data
Charles Kennel
Member of Environmental Advisory Board14.08yrsno datano data
Randall LaBauve
Member of Environmental Advisory Board14.08yrsno datano data
David Hudnall
Member of Environmental Advisory Board14.08yrsno datano data
Maria Morris
Independent Director2.25yrsUS$453.36kno data

11.3yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WFC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WFC 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

Wells Fargo & Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Ticker: WFC
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1852
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$117.652b
  • Shares outstanding: 4.09b
  • Website: https://www.wellsfargo.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • 420 Montgomery Street
  • San Francisco
  • California
  • 94104
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WFCNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
NWTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
WFC *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
NWTXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
WFCSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
WFCSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
0R2FLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
WFCWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
WFCETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
WFCBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 5 REP 1 COM USD1.666666ARARSJul 2001
WFC.PRLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PERP PFD CNV AUSUSDApr 2008
WFCO34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM SHBRBRLJan 2012
WFC.PRNNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS REPSTG 1USUSDAug 2012
WFC.PRONYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP1/1000PF CL AUSUSDNov 2012
WFC.PRPNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP1/1000PF CL AUSUSDMar 2013
WFC.PRQNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS 1/1000 AUSUSDJul 2013
WFC.PRRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP 1/1000 PFD AUSUSDDec 2013
WFC.PRTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS 1/1000 TUSUSDJul 2014
WFC.PRVNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP PFD V 1/1000USUSDSep 2015
WFC.PRWNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD SER W CL AUSUSDJan 2016
WFC.PRXNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)PFD SER X CL AUSUSDJun 2016
WFC.PRYNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)5.625 DP SH PF YUSUSDApr 2017
WFC.PRZNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DP PFD A SR ZUSUSDJan 2020

Biography

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, provides banking, investment, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management. The Community Banking segment offers checking and savings accounts; credit and debit cards; and automobile, student, mortgage, home equity, and small business lending products. The Wholesale Banking segment provides commercial, corporate, capital markets, cash management, and real estate banking products and services, including traditional commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, online/electronic products, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. It also offers commercial and residential development, land acquisition and development, rehabilitation, permanent securitization, and commercial real estate loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; affordable housing loans and letters of credit; and interim financing arrangements. The Wealth and Investment Management segment provides personalized wealth management, investment, and retirement products and services; and delivers financial planning, private banking, credit, investment management, and fiduciary services. The company also offers brokerage, and Internet and mobile banking services. As of March 16, 2020, it operated through 7,400 locations; approximately 13,000 ATMs; and offices in 32 countries and territories. The Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/08 04:18
End of Day Share Price2020/04/07 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.