Are Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) and iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) Worth a Look With the Current Price to Book?

Taking a look at some key metrics and ratios for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), we note that the ROA or Return on Assets stands at 0.011702. Return on Assets shows how many dollars of earnings result from each dollar of assets the company controls. Return on assets gives an indication of the capital intensity of the company, which will also depend on the type of industry.

Technicals at a Glance
In taking a look at some other notable technicals, Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)’s ROIC is 0.023756. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.008014 and the ROIC Quality ratio is -11.424633. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

There are many different tools to determine whether a company is profitable or not. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is 0.011702. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

Shareholder Yield
We also note that Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.079463 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.07629. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has a current MF Rank of 9553. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

Price Index
We can now take aquick look at some historical stock price index data. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.96188. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.93551, the 24 month is 1.20989, and the 36 month is 2.26529. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.06590, the 3 month is 1.21005, and the 1 month is currently 1.01718.

Scores
The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is 7. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has a current ERP5 Rank of 10107. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

At the time of writing, Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has a Piotroski F-Score of 7. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

M-Score (Beneish)

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) has an M-score Beneish of -2.970166. This M-score model was developed by Messod Beneish in order to detect manipulation of financial statements. The score uses a combination of eight different variables. The specifics of the variables and formula can be found in the Beneish paper “The Detection of Earnings Manipulation”.

Investors keeping an eye on shares of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) may be examining the company’s FCF or Free Cash Flow as well. FCF is a measure of the financial performance of a company. FCF is calculated by subtracting capital expenditures from operating cash flow. Currently, Bank of America Corporation has an FCF score of 1.321283. The FCF score is an indicator that is calculated by combining free cash flow stability with free cash flow growth. Typically, a higher FCF score value would indicate high free cash flow growth. The company currently has an FCF quality score of 0.916383. The free quality score helps estimate free cash flow stability. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. With this score, it is generally considered that the lower the ratio, the better.

Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? The Cross SMA 50/200, also known as the “Golden Cross” is the fifty day moving average divided by the two hundred day moving average. The SMA 50/200 for iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is currently 1.01975. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average – indicating a positive share price momentum. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The Piotroski F-Score of iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is 3.  The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength.  The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock.  The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings.  It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue.  The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is 0.026912. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is . This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is 0.025312.

In taking a look at some other notable technicals, iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI)’s ROIC is 0.026912. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.025312 and the ROIC Quality ratio is . ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

Shareholder Yield
We also note that iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) has a Shareholder Yield of -0.173883 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of -0.46054. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares.

The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) has a current MF Rank of 10546. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

We can now take aquick look at some historical stock price index data. iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.93915. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period.

A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.91616, the 24 month is 1.18507, and the 36 month is 1.43432. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.12114, the 3 month is 1.09238, and the 1 month is currently 1.02862.

QI Value

Shifting gears, we can see that iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) has a Q.i. Value of 56.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

Gross Margin score

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI). The name currently has a score of 12.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

FCF Yield

The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of iShares Trust – iShares China Large-Cap ETF (ARCA:FXI) is 0.000000.