Valuing the Bank of America Business That Already Lost $5 Billion This Year

The mortgage business at Bank of America has had a troubling few years as it legal settlements add up, and understanding what the business is actually worth is essential for the future of the bank.

Jun 20, 2014 at 11:15AM

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has a business which lost $5 billion in the first quarter, and it could be poised to lose even more as 2014 progresses. But it turns out the division could be more valuable than you think.

In the video below, Fool contributors Patrick Morris and Jordan Wathen join David Hanson to discuss what the Consumer Real Estate Services business at Bank of America may be worth. It's the business where Bank of America parks its legal settlements stemming from the financial crisis and holds all its troubled mortgages, so it has faced problem after problem.

Yet when taking the long-term perspective on Bank of America, the three consider whether or not this business could actually add value to the bank in the years to come.

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David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Jordan Wathen has no position in any stocks mentioned. Patrick Morris owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends Bank of America. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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