BNS:CA:TSX-Bank of Nova Scotia (The)

EQUITY | Banks | Toronto Stock Exchange

Last Closing

CAD 80.36

Change

+0.05 (+0.06)%

Market Cap

CAD 87.66B

Volume

1.50M

Analyst Target

CAD 91.23
Analyst Rating

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Bank of Nova Scotia is a diversified financial services institution that provides financial products and services to retail, commercial and corporate customers around the world.

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Largest Industry Peers for Banks

ETFs Containing BNS:CA

RBNK:CA RBC Canadian Bank Yield I.. 24.50 % 0.34 %

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CAD 0.04B
ZEB:CA BMO Equal Weight Banks In.. 16.48 % 0.62 %

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CAD 1.36B
CIC:CA First Asset CanBanc Incom.. 14.42 % 0.84 %

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CAD 0.16B
XFN:CA iShares S&P/TSX Capped Fi.. 12.48 % 0.61 %

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CAD 1.00B
DXC:CA Dynamic iShares Active Ca.. 11.67 % 0.86 %

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CAD 0.01B
BNC:CA Purpose Canadian Financia.. 10.84 % 0.69 %

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CAD 3.41M
VDY:CA Vanguard FTSE Canadian Hi.. 9.97 % 0.22 %

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CAD 0.44B
CEW.A:CA iShares Equal Weight Banc.. 9.87 % 1.44 %

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CAD 0.06B
ZWB:CA BMO Covered Call Canadian.. 9.80 % 0.72 %

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CAD 1.87B
CEW:CA iShares Equal Weight Banc.. 9.72 % 0.60 %

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CAD 0.18B
RCE:CA RBC Quant Canadian Equity.. 9.26 % 0.44 %

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CAD 0.02B
FIE.A:CA iShares Canadian Financia.. 8.98 % 1.78 %

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CAD 0.09B
FIE:CA iShares Canadian Financia.. 8.91 % 0.93 %

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CAD 0.60B
SHC:CA Sphere FTSE Canada Sustai.. 8.87 % 0.71 %

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CAD 0.01B
XDIV:CA iShares Core MSCI Canadia.. 8.85 % 0.11 %

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CAD 0.05B
HEF:CA Horizons Enhanced Income .. 8.18 % 0.83 %

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CAD 0.02B
XCV:CA iShares Canadian Value In.. 8.12 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.07B
PDC:CA PowerShares Canadian Divi.. 7.89 % 0.55 %

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CAD 0.34B
RCD:CA RBC Quant Canadian Divide.. 7.29 % 0.43 %

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CAD 0.13B
QCD:CA AGFiQ Enhanced Core Canad.. 7.03 % 0.00 %

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CAD 0.05B
PXC:CA PowerShares FTSE RAFI Can.. 6.27 % 0.51 %

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CAD 0.26B
CRQ.A:CA iShares Canadian Fundamen.. 6.19 % 1.55 %

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CAD 0.03B
VCE:CA Vanguard FTSE Canada Inde.. 5.72 % 0.06 %

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CAD 0.60B
FLCA Franklin FTSE Canada 5.72 % 0.09 %

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USD 3.69M
XIU:CA iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index .. 5.56 % 0.17 %

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CAD 10.10B
ZVC:CA BMO MSCI Canada Value Ind.. 5.53 % 0.40 %

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CAD 4.28M
QCE:CA Mackenzie Canadian Large .. 5.45 % 0.00 %

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CAD 0.11B
XDV:CA iShares Canadian Select D.. 5.34 % 0.55 %

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CAD 1.42B
FLRM:CA Franklin Liberty Risk Man.. 5.26 % 0.34 %

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CAD 0.01B
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index.. 5.19 % 0.49 %

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USD 2.94B
XEI:CA iShares S&P/TSX Composite.. 4.87 % 0.22 %

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CAD 0.53B
VCN:CA Vanguard FTSE Canada All .. 4.55 % 0.06 %

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CAD 1.48B
FDV:CA First Asset Active Canadi.. 4.54 % 1.03 %

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CAD 0.03B
MCLC:CA Manulife Multifactor Cana.. 4.35 % 0.42 %

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CAD 0.03B
TTP:CA TD S&P/TSX Capped Composi.. 4.32 % 0.08 %

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CAD 0.01B
QCN:CA Mackenzie Canadian Equity.. 4.29 % 0.00 %

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CAD 0.02B
XIC:CA iShares Core S&P/TSX Capp.. 4.21 % 0.06 %

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CAD 4.08B
ZCN:CA BMO S&P/TSX Capped Compos.. 4.20 % 0.06 %

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CAD 3.84B
QCAN SPDR MSCI Canada Strategi.. 3.22 % 0.30 %

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USD 0.04B
XMV:CA iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol.. 2.92 % 0.33 %

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CAD 0.07B
BANK:CA BMO Global Banks Hedged t.. 2.31 % 0.40 %

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CAD 0.01B
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World .. 2.14 % 0.45 %

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USD 0.04B
FIVA Fidelity International Va.. 1.30 % 0.00 %

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USD 0.01B
CIZ VictoryShares Developed E.. 0.40 % 0.45 %

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CIL VictoryShares Internation.. 0.39 % 0.45 %

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IDMO Invesco S&P International.. 0.00 % 0.26 %

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USD 2.70M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs. Industry/Classification (Banks) Market Performance vs. Exchange (Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -0.94% 36% F 49% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -0.94% 14% F 40% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 6.47% 59% F 65% D
Dividend Return 3.10% 19% F 40% F
Total Return 9.57% 57% F 65% D
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 35.08% 81% B- 73% C
Dividend Return 22.22% 59% F 66% D
Total Return 57.30% 79% C+ 74% C
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 7.65% 93% A 72% C-
Dividend Return 11.91% 92% A- 76% C
Total Return 4.27% 79% C+ 71% C-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 15.67% 27% F 48% F
Risk Adjusted Return 76.02% 62% D- 72% C-
Market Capitalization 87.66B 98% A+ 100% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification (Banks) Ratio vs. Market (Toronto Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 12.80 22% F 33% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.74 17% F 33% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 4.93 11% F 15% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 5.06 40% F 43% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 14.24% 69% D+ 77% C+
Return on Invested Capital 16.40% 73% C 86% B
Return on Assets 0.91% 83% B 47% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 12.25% 84% B 82% B-

Annual Financials (CAD)

Quarterly Financials (CAD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.