Canada's Big 5 Bank: Which Provides The Best Bang For The Buck?

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Today, we compare revenue growth and the forward Price to Earnings Per Share (P/EPS) metric to find the best bang-for-buck among the Canadian financial services industry. The P/EPS is a valuation multiple used to measure how much the share costs per dollar of earnings. Additionally, revenue growth is a good judgment of a company’s ability to grow or sustain dividends, as well as potential capital gains.

1. Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD)

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is a Canada-based bank operating in North America.

  • The Canadian Retail segment provides a range of financial products and services to customers in the Canadian personal and commercial banking businesses.
  • The U.S. Retail segment consists of its retail and commercial banking operations operating under the brand TD Bank, and wealth management services in the United States.
  • The Wholesale Banking segment provides a range of capital markets, investment banking, and corporate banking products and services, including underwriting and distribution of new debt and equity issues, providing advice on strategic acquisitions and divestitures, funding and investment needs of its clients.
  • Market Cap: $92.0 billion Canadian
  • Revenue Growth (NTM/LTM): -1%
  • P/EPS (NTM): 12.1x
  • Dividend Yield: 3.7%

2. Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS)

The Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific.

  • The Canadian Banking segment provides a suite of financial advice and banking solutions to retail, small business, commercial and wealth management customers in Canada;
  • The International Banking segment provides a range of financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial customers in select regions outside of Canada;
  • The Global Banking and Markets segment provides corporate banking, investment banking, capital markets and transaction banking solutions.
  • Market Cap: $71.0 billion Canadian
  • Revenue Growth (NTM/LTM): 1%
  • P/EPS (NTM): 11.8x
  • Dividend Yield: 4.0%
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