BK Fundamental Research Investment Analysis, The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK)

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2-Year Price History

Recent Price
(3/4/2009 10:25 AM) -0.5%
$22.11
52-Week Price
$15.44 - $46.89
Market Capitalization
$25.5 Billion
Dividend Yield
4.30%
Most Recent Dividend
$0.96

About The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is considered to operate in the Financial sector. They specifically operate in the Money Center Banks business segment contained within the Banking industry.

A global financial services company, through its subsidiaries is engaged in trust and custody activities, investment management services, banking services and securities-related activities.

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BK Revenue

As we have often noted, in our valuation methodology, "Cash is King." Well, it goes without saying that if a company cannot produce sales then there is no ability to generate cash flow. By that logic we look very closely at revenue numbers as our second most important factor in valuing a company's stock. We have established reasonable Price to Sales per share ranges based on historical data of the last 10 years. For, BK the high and low end of the Price to Sales per share ratios are 1.85x and 1.16x respectively.

Notice that BK's current Price to Sales per share ratio is 1.52x, which is above its historical average only slightly. So, while not a major concern it is worth noting that from a value perspective BK does not look undervalued on a Price to Sales basis. However, were the Price to Sales ratio to drop by 1% (the historical average) then we would become more positive on this stock.

BK Cash Earnings

As a value investment framework, Ockham Research is similar to a private equity firm in terms of our valuation methods. We are always on the lookout for value in the form of sales and cash numbers. In the case of BK, Ockham views their current Cash Earnings as significantly below their historical average multiples of Cash Earnings, as calculated by our proprietary analysis. It is incredibly important to understand that for BK, the current level of Cash Earnings compared to its historical levels helps identify where BK is in relation to what the investing community was willing to pay for this level of Cash Earnings in the past. With a historical high Cash Earnings per share ratio of 9.13 and a historical low Cash Earnings per share ratio of 5.76, an investor can relate where value becomes optimal.

So what does "significantly below" mean when we talk about Price to Cash Earnings numbers for BK? From the Ockham perspective, we are looking specifically at BK to see if the market is recognizing the huge disparity between BK's past stock price to Cash Earnings ratio to today's levels. At a difference of 28% below the average historical Price to Cash Earnings ratio, our view would be quite positive at this point. However, as with all metrics, we need to also take other factors into account when looking at BK. While we view better Cash Earnings metrics as very important, if the market is slow to identify this value, or if Cash Earnings were to fall from these levels, we would become more neutral in our stance.

BK Dividends

A strong dividend payment history is looked upon as a favorable characteristic on a company’s future and potentially can receive a positive Ockham rating. That being said, we don't require dividend payments for company's whose management has elected to forgo them entirely.

When reviewing dividend yields for BK, we compare the historic high and low levels over the past, which is similar to our evaluation of Sales and Cash Earnings per share. Paying a dividend is not necessary for any company, but changes in dividend often can lend clues as to the health of the business. A rising dividend is a strong sign for an established company, as it reflects management's confidence in the company. BK’s estimated annual dividend is $0.96 resulting in a current dividend yield of 4.33%. The highest dividend yield from BK over recent history was 6.22% while the lowest dividend yield was 1.11%. It's hard not to notice that BK pays a current dividend yield that is 18.14% above the historical median. This peaks our interest since our analysis is looks favorably upon dividend yields that are greater than the historical median.

Peer Comparison

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The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Industry Grouping

(3/3/2009)
Company Ticker Market Cap (Ml) Latest
Price
Price/Cash Earnings Price/Sales 5-Yr. Rev.
Growth Rate
5-Yr.
Avg. ROE.
Current 10-Yr. Range* Current 10-Yr. Range*
Peer Company Averages (not incuding BK) 3.79 5.78 » 33.00 0.91 0.77 » 3.18 12.55% 18.97%
*10 year range does not include current year values
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. BK $25.5 Billion $22.21 5.42 5.55 » 37.50 1.52 1.52 » 5.93 20.76% 15.72%
UBS AG Ordinary Shares UBS $24.5 Billion $8.35 4.31 7.13 » 25.25 0.42 0.60 » 3.21 22.52% 19.48%
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA BBV $24.1 Billion $6.43 2.59 3.33 » 25.20 0.81 0.89 » 3.05 17.65% 21.16%
Credit Suisse Group ADS CS $22.3 Billion $21.75 2.31 2.99 » 54.10 0.73 0.22 » 2.08 4.13% 14.78%
Toronto Dominion Bank TD $22.2 Billion $27.46 4.75 8.24 » 30.50 1.10 0.95 » 2.82 12.81% 17.82%
US Bancorp USB $22.1 Billion $12.58 4.97 7.23 » 29.94 1.51 1.16 » 4.77 5.66% 21.62%
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Key Fundamentals

BK - The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Fundamentals
Price (3/4/2009 10:25 AM) $22.11
Volume (3/4/2009 10:25 AM) 1.9 Million
Last Close Price $22.21
10 Day Average Volume 15.5 Million
13 Week Price Range $15.44 - $31.63
52 Week Price Range $15.44 - $46.89
LTM Revenue $13.7 Billion
 
Shares Outstanding (12/2008) 1.1 Billion
Market Capitalization $25.5 Billion
Shares Held By Institutions 897.8 Million
Institutional Holders 1,056
% Shares Held By Institutions 78.20%
Earnings Per Share (EPS) $1.22
P/E Ratio 18.20
Book Value Per Share $25.62
 
Gross Margin n/a%
Quarterly Dividend 0.96
Dividend Yield 4.30%
Beta 0.72
Fiscal Year Ends December