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Wells Fargo

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  • Previous Rank26
  • Revenues ($M)$101,060.0
  • Revenue Percent Change3.4%
  • Profits ($M)$22,393.0
  • Profits Percent Change0.9%
  • Assets ($M)$1,895,883.0
  • Employees258,700

This wagon is stuck. Nearly three years after a fake accounts scandal that cost consumers millions, the banking giant is still in cleanup mode (while its peers, buoyed by a strong economy, have been cleaning up). In 2018 alone, Wells Fargo came to a $1 billion settlement for misconduct in its auto and mortgage lending business. Now, under constant scrutiny from regulators, the bank that has historically promoted from within is seeking new leadership. It won’t be an easy job: ex-CEO Tim Sloan spent much of his two-year tenure on an apologetic redemption tour, and that wasn’t enough to keep his post. With a tightening yield curve that is expected to press on income, and a cap on assets imposed by the Federal Reserve in the wake of its scandals, 2019 will likely continue to be a difficult year for Wells Fargo. One bright spot for investors: Wells has been buying back stock, to the tune of $7 billion in the fourth quarter alone.

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Company Info

CEO
C. Allen Parker
CEO Title
Interim Chief Executive Officer & Director
Sector
Financials
Industry
Commercial Banks
HQ Location
San Francisco, Calif.
Websitehttp://www.wellsfargo.com
Years on Fortune 500 List25
Employees258,700

Wells Fargo Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$101,060.03.4%
Profits ($M)$22,393.00.9%
Assets ($M)$1,895,883.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$196,166.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues22.2%
Profits as % of Assets1.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity11.4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)4.28
EPS % Change (from 2017)4.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)1.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)19.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-21.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)3.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.3%