STA Research Assigns Roots Corp.(ROOT:TSX) with a Hold rating and a $3 target

Roots Corp Stock Analysis:

Analysts rate Roots Corp. with a consensus Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $4.25 per share.

STA Research Assigns Roots Corp. with a Hold rating and a target price of $3 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Roots Corp stock forecasts from 4 analysts, the average analyst target price for Roots Corp is CAD 4.25 over the next 12 months. Roots Corp’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Roots Corp is Neutral, which is based on 7 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Roots Corp’s stock price was CAD 2.85Roots Corp’s stock price has changed by -0.35% over the past week, -9.52% over the past month and +2.89% over the last year.

About Roots Corp (ROOT:CA:TSX)

Roots Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and sells apparel, leather goods, footwear, and accessories under the Roots brand in Canada and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Direct-To-Consumer, and Partners and Other. The Direct-to-Consumer segment sells products through the company’s corporate retail stores and e-commerce. The Partners and Other segment engages in the wholesale of Roots branded products to the company’s international operating partners, licensees, and wholesale customers. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 107 corporate retail stores in Canada, two stores in the United States, and approximately 100 partner-operated stores in Asia, as well as a Taiwan-based eCommerce site, www.roots.com.tw. Roots Corporation was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

What we like:

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

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.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What we don’t like:

Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

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.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

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.

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.