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Canadian (TSX) Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedDec 02, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-4.8%
  • 3M-2.6%
  • 1Y3.9%
  • YTD-5.2%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has dropped 4.8%, driven by a pullback from Barrick Gold of 4.9%. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 3.9%.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the Canadian Materials Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sat, 04 Dec 2021CA$468.1bCA$187.2bCA$24.2b9.6x
Mon, 01 Nov 2021CA$464.4bCA$179.2bCA$22.8b11.1x
Wed, 29 Sep 2021CA$439.4bCA$177.5bCA$21.7b10.5x
Fri, 27 Aug 2021CA$454.2bCA$174.6bCA$21.5b11.1x
Sat, 03 Jul 2021CA$458.3bCA$174.5bCA$21.5b11.9x
Tue, 06 Apr 2021CA$419.1bCA$159.8bCA$15.0b14.3x
Fri, 08 Jan 2021CA$426.6bCA$151.5bCA$8.9b15.2x
Thu, 01 Oct 2020CA$415.6bCA$147.0bCA$3.8b18.7x
Sun, 05 Jul 2020CA$367.8bCA$143.8bCA$3.4b18x
Wed, 08 Apr 2020CA$251.6bCA$149.9bCA$2.6b15.7x
Tue, 31 Dec 2019CA$310.4bCA$140.4bCA$3.9b18.7x
Fri, 04 Oct 2019CA$288.5bCA$142.3bCA$1.4b16.2x
Mon, 08 Jul 2019CA$290.6bCA$139.9b-CA$1,544,505,857.7517x
Sun, 31 Mar 2019CA$281.8bCA$142.1b-CA$1,412,706,168.9115.2x
Wed, 02 Jan 2019CA$252.5bCA$143.4b-CA$217,640,828.5011x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: CA$252.5bTotal Earnings: -CA$217,640,828.50Total Revenue: CA$143.4b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are more pessimistic on the industry, considering it's trading at a PE ratio of 9.5x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 15.7x. It appears they believe that earnings will not grow as fast as they have historically.

Past Earnings Growth: Total earnings for the Materials industry have gone up over the last three years, and the industry is now profitable. Revenues have grown 9.3% per year. This means that more sales are being generated by the industry overall, and subsequently profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the Canadian Materials sector?

Paper and Forestry Products-0.38%
Basic Materials-1.60%
Metals and Mining-5.33%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Chemicals industry even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 25.8x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings decline of 13%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 99% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth or they expect the Chemicals industry's earnings to deteriorate the least compared to other industries. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Paper and Forestry Products industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 12.5x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Metals and Mining industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 11% over the next 5 years. Meanwhile, the Paper and Forestry Products industry is expected to see its earnings decline by 49% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

SLI Standard Lithium-1.7%CA$142.5m419.2%PB30.8x
NCU Nevada Copper-16.9%CA$131.6m-54.6%PE30x
IBAT International Battery Metals71.1%+CA$102.4m539.3%PB50.9x
EMO Emerita Resources13.9%+CA$76.9m1,768.6%PB80.6x
AGC Amarillo Gold72.3%+CA$65.6m30.6%PB1.8x
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