Royal Bank of Canada Dividend Stock Analysis 2017

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO)(RY) is the largest of the Canadian banks by market cap. The company provides a diversified array of financial services operating via five segments: Personal & Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Investor & Treasury Services, and Capital Markets. Royal Bank was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

A Closer Look

Royal Bank is the largest of the Big Five Canadian banks. The company’s peers include Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal (BMO), and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM).

The Canadian banks are regarded as some of the safest financial institutions in the world. The companies have a long track record of being conservative and focused on long-term stability and prosperity. Most of these institutions have existed and paid dividends for more than 150 years and make for great core positions in any investor’s portfolio.

Royal Bank has focused and regarded asset management and wealth management, especially focusing on the (ultra) high net worth individuals as their growth strategy. It is for this reason that the company spent over $5B to acquire City National Corp, its biggest takeover move targeting the wealthy Southern California residents.

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Diversification of Canadian Banks – Take Two

Last week, I posted an article that took a deep dive on the geographical diversification of the Big Five Canadian banks – Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM). The article can be found here.

In that article, I presented data for geographical revenue diversification of the banks – and presented 10-year trend charts.

Revenue provides only part of the story, and I decided to continue digging and pull the earnings numbers as well. Unfortunately, the earnings presented in the annual reports are broken down by segment and not geographical regions, so there is no apple-to-apple comparison to see which geography is earning the most. However, looking at the segment breakdown can also provide some insight on which direction a bank is headed.

For the sake of completeness, I am also including the charts for geographical revenue diversification in addition to the earnings-by-segment charts. Enjoy.

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Geographical Diversification Of Canadian Banks

The fiscal year for the Big Five Canadian banks ends in October. With the end of the year, and a delay of a few weeks, companies release their annual reports which give investors a clear picture of the overall operations with breakdown in revenue and earnings. This is vital information for long term investors and provides visibility into the operations.

Management may say one thing or another, but the numbers always speak for themselves — and confirms whether management is executing the path that is paved by the ideas generated in order to look for stability and growth. This article will take a look at the state of affairs of the Big Five Canadian banks and their geographical diversification. The five banks take the lion’s share of the Canadian financial markets and also have sizeable operations in U.S. and overseas markets. The data for each of the banks presented below has been extracted for each company’s respective annual reports for the year.

CdnBanks - Geographical Diversification 2015

In addition to the revenue diversification for the year 2015, this article takes a look at the trends of how the geographical diversification changed over a course of past ten years.

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Sector Overview – Canadian Banks

This article provides a sector overview of the Canadian banks. The Canadian banks are counted amongst the safest and most stable financial institutions of the world and have a proven track record of being conservative and focusing on long term growth and prosperity. It is no wonder that the banks routinely find themselves in portfolios of most long term focused investors and make for a great core position. The banks are also great for income focused investors as they paid a good starting dividend and also raise those dividends regularly. Now that Canada is facing a lot of headwinds in the economy, most bank stocks have been beaten down and provide a great opportunity to initiate/add to the position.

My previous articles in the Sector Overview garnered plenty of interest as you readers found it valuable. So, without further ado, here’s a sector overview for Canadian banks.

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Royal Bank of Canada Dividend Stock Analysis 2015

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RY) is one of the Canadian banks – the largest of the Big Five by market cap. Royal Bank has operations in 52 countries including a strong presence in the Caribbean. The Big Five Canadian banks control most of Canada’s financial sector and are counted amongst the safest and strongest financial institutions. The companies have a long track record of being conservative and focused on long-term stability and prosperity.

RY has existed as an institution since 1864 and paid dividends since 1870. It makes for a great core position in any investor’s portfolio. There are plenty of headwinds facing the Canadian economy and the banks – including a recession, weak Canadian dollar, possibility of a housing bubble and potential crash – which have led to very attractive valuation levels for investors looking to initiate or add to their positions. This article takes a closer look at the stock and provides a full dividend stock analysis.

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