Friday, December 17, 2010

Royal Bank

This is a bank (TSX-RY) that I own. I bought this bank in 1995 and I have done well with it. On my original investment in 1995, I am receiving a yield of 27.5% in dividends. The dividend increases have been good on this stock. The 5 and 10 year dividend growth comes in at 11.2% per year and 13.4% per year respectively. Dividends have not been raised on this stock for over 3 years. This is what has happened with all Canadian Banks.

This bank has done quite well in a lot of areas. The worse growth is probably in earnings where the 5 and 10 year growth figures are 6% per year and 7% per year, respectively. One of the best is the growth in total returns. The 5 and 10 year growth figures are 11% per year and 12% per year, respectively. Around 4% of the total return under this stock is in dividends.

The payout ratio for earnings peaked in 2009 at some 72% and has since fallen quite sharply to a more reasonable ratio. This ratio is expected to be in the mid 40s this year. The payout ratio for cash flow has always been reasonable with a 5 year average of 35%. The Return on Equity is also doing well; with the ROE for the financial year ending October 2010 at 15.3% and the 5 year average ROE at 16.6%.

The Asset/Liability Ratio is at 1.06 and this stock has a 5 year average A/L Ratio of 1.05. This is a pretty typical one for Canadian Banks. On a final note, the Book Value has grown nicely over the years, with a 5 and 10 year growth rate of 12% per year and 9.6% per year, respectively.

This is the last bank I will write about. Of the big five banks, I only follow BMO, TD, Royal and Bank of Nova Scotia. I do not follow CIBC.

The Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. It operates in Canada, USA, Caribbean, and other places around the globe. Its web site is here Royal Bank. See my spreadsheet at ry.htm.

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