Royal Bank of Canada

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RY : NYSE : Finance
$78.09 | %
Today's Range: 78.04 - 78.67
Avg. Daily Volume: 776600.0
03/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.63% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)13898.011530.0
EBITDA ($mil)5526.04648.0
EBIT ($mil)5130.04234.0
Net Income ($mil)3001.03015.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)349692.0246049.0
Total Assets ($mil)1276275.01161766.0
Total Debt ($mil)239063.0184889.0
Equity ($mil)72736.071566.0

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin78.2684.22
EBITDA Margin39.7640.31
Operating Margin36.9136.72
Sales Turnover0.040.04
Return on Assets0.890.94
Return on Equity15.2814.93
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense1108.0631.0
Interest Coverage4.636.71

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)1443.921475.03
Div / share0.740.63
Book value / share50.3748.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume816449.0783277.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.32 for the Commercial Banks industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.56 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.39. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RY 10.37 Peers 17.32   RY 2.53 Peers 14.82

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

RY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

RY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RY NA Peers 12.85   RY NA Peers 0.81

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

Ratio not available.


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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RY 1.56 Peers 1.39   RY 6.00 Peers 69.13

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

RY is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

However, RY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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RY 2.17 Peers 2.98   RY 12.81 Peers 9.02

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.

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


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

RY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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