NWC:CA:TSX-The North West Company Inc (CAD)

COMMON STOCK | Grocery Stores | TSX

Last Closing Price

CAD 35.00

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

CAD 1.70B

Volume

1.29M

Average Target Price

CAD 37.57 (+7.35%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The company's Canadian operations comprise 118 Northern stores, which offers food, financial services, and general merchandise; 5 NorthMart stores that provides fresh foods, apparel, and health products and services; 25 Quickstop convenience stores that provides ready-to-eat foods, and fuel and related services; 5 Giant Tiger junior discount stores, which offers family fashion, household products, and food; 2 Valu Lots discount center and direct-to-customer food distribution outlet; 2 Pharmacy and Convenience stores; 1 Solo Market store for rural market; and 1 North West Company motorsports dealership offering sales, service, parts and accessories for Ski-doo, Honda, Can-am and other premier brands. The Canadian operations also provides contract tele-pharmacist services to rural hospitals and health centers; water and air-based transportation services; and produce and fresh meats to independent grocery stores. Its International operations include 27 Alaska Commercial Company stores that provides food and general merchandise to remote and rural regions; 12 Cost-U-Less mid-size warehouse stores, which offers discount food and general merchandise; 5 Quickstop convenience stores; 8 Riteway food markets; and 1 Cash and Carry store. The North West Company Inc. was founded in 1668 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. Address: Gibraltar House, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3C 2R1

Technical Indicators

Unadjusted Closing Price

Adjusted Closing Price

Share Volume

Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Compare
Relative Returns (From:    To: 2021-06-20 )

Largest Industry Peers for Grocery Stores

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
ATD-B:CA Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc

N/A

CAD48.41B 15.09 11.39
ATD-A:CA Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc

N/A

CAD48.28B 15.19 11.39
L-PB:CA Loblaw Companies Limited

N/A

CAD26.56B 7.97 N/A
L:CA Loblaw Companies Limited

N/A

CAD25.60B 22.68 7.99
WN:CA George Weston Limited

N/A

CAD17.82B 66.25 7.17
WN-PE:CA George Weston Limited

N/A

CAD17.72B 14.12 N/A
WN-PD:CA George Weston Limited

N/A

CAD16.32B 14.38 N/A
WN-PC:CA George Weston Limited

N/A

CAD16.26B 14.36 N/A
MRU:CA Metro Inc

N/A

CAD14.45B 17.84 10.71
EMP-A:CA Empire Company Limited

N/A

CAD11.27B 15.94 8.12

ETFs Containing NWC:CA

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
XCS:CA iShares S&P/TSX Small.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

N/A

CAD0.18B
XST:CA iShares S&P/TSX Cappe.. 0.00 % 0.61 %

N/A

CAD0.13B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Grocery Stores)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 7.89% 70% C- 47% F
Dividend Return 1.11% 50% F 51% F
Total Return 9.00% 70% C- 49% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 13.75% 80% B- 33% F
Dividend Return 4.58% 100% A+ 71% C-
Total Return 18.33% 80% B- 36% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 22.98% 43% F 50% F
Dividend Return 23.01% 100% A+ 80% B-
Total Return 45.99% 57% F 58% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 4.89% 60% D- 55% F
Dividend Return 4.52% 100% A+ 89% B+
Total Return 9.40% 60% D- 68% D+
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 18.44% 10% F 52% F
Risk Adjusted Return 51.00% 30% F 65% D
Market Capitalization 1.70B 9% F 73% C
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Grocery Stores)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 10.33 91% A- 67% D+
Price/Book Ratio 3.34 14% F 29% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 5.01 55% F 63% D
EV/EBITDA 6.07 100% A+ 78% C+
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 35.81% 100% A+ 96% A
Return on Invested Capital 20.08% 100% A+ 93% A
Return on Assets 12.28% 100% A+ 94% A
Debt to Equity Ratio 38.87% 91% A- 58% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 8.35 55% F 13% F
Short Percent 2.52% 20% F 48% F
Beta 0.51 27% F 86% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Annual Financials (CAD)

Quarterly Financials (CAD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

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.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

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.

Superior Earnings Growth

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

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not 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.

Overpriced compared to book value

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

Low Dividend Growth

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