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Bank of America Corporation
BAC : NYSE : Financial
$15.68 -0.02 | -0.10%
Today's Range: 15.57 - 15.82
Avg. Daily Volume: 89,746,000
10/06/15 - 3:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BANK OF AMERICA CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.00% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)24761.024675.0
EBITDA ($mil)11920.011417.0
EBIT ($mil)11317.010791.0
Net Income ($mil)5320.02291.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)371413.0390994.0
Total Assets ($mil)2149034.02170557.0
Total Debt ($mil)496341.0520773.0
Equity ($mil)251659.0237411.0

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin86.1786.47
EBITDA Margin48.1446.26
Operating Margin45.743.73
Sales Turnover0.040.05
Return on Assets0.530.36
Return on Equity4.062.91
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)10471.8410515.83
Div / share0.050.01
Book value / share24.0322.58
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume8.924836E77.165484E7


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.17 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.65 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.09. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BANK OF AMERICA CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BAC 16.72 Peers 17.17   BAC NM Peers 10.23

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BAC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

BAC's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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BAC 9.75 Peers 27.09   BAC NA Peers 0.76

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BAC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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BAC 0.65 Peers 1.09   BAC 47.61 Peers 30.98

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

BAC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

BAC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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BAC 1.74 Peers 2.28   BAC -5.64 Peers -0.20

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

BAC is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

BAC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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