Analysts rate Finning International Inc. (FTT:CA) with a Strong Buy rating and a $41 target

by: Gillian Lawrence
Finning International Inc.

Analysts rate Finning International Inc. with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $41.57 per share.

Based on the Finning International Inc. stock forecasts from 8 analysts, the average analyst target price for Finning International Inc. is CAD 41.57 over the next 12 months. Finning International Inc.’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Finning International Inc. is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 5 positive signals and 11 negative signals. At the last closing, Finning International Inc.’s stock price was CAD 27.93Finning International Inc.’s stock price has changed by +1.49% over the past week, +3.60% over the past month and -13.82% over the last year.

About Finning International Inc. (FTT:CA:TSX)

Finning International Inc. sells, services, and rents heavy equipment, and power and energy systems in Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and internationally. The company offers telehandlers, articulated trucks, asphalt pavers, backhoe loaders, cable assist vehicles, cable yarding systems, chip dozers, cold planers, compactors, dozers, drills, electric rope shovels, excavators, material handlers, motor graders, off-highway trucks, pipelayers, remixing transfer vehicle, road reclaimers, road wideners, skid steer and compact track loaders, tack distributors, track loaders, underground-hard rock, wheel loaders, wheel tractor-scrapers, and windrow elevators, as well as attachments. It is also involved in electric power generation, marine power systems, oil and gas, and industrials. In addition, the company provides aftercare, customer training, fuel solutions, fluid analysis, financing, rebuilds, rentals, repair services, maintenance options, warranty, and other services, as well as product support including sales of parts and servicing of equipment. It serves agriculture, construction, forestry, governmental, mining, paving, pipeline, power systems, and snow removal industries. The company was formerly known as Finning Ltd. and changed its name to Finning International Inc. in April 1997. Finning International Inc. was incorporated in 1933 and is headquartered in Surrey, Canada.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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