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Equitable Group TSX:EQB Stock Report

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23 May, 2022


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EQB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6

EQB Stock Overview

Equitable Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Equitable Bank, provides personal and commercial banking services to retail and commercial customers in Canada.

Equitable Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Equitable Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$61.01
52 Week HighCA$84.78
52 Week LowCA$51.73
1 Month Change-2.26%
3 Month Change-20.66%
1 Year Change-14.64%
3 Year Change76.53%
5 Year Change145.02%
Change since IPO438.72%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

EQBCA MortgageCA Market

Return vs Industry: EQB underperformed the Canadian Mortgage industry which returned -13.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EQB underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is EQB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
EQB volatility
EQB Average Weekly Movement4.8%
Mortgage Industry Average Movement2.9%
Market Average Movement9.8%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market17.0%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.3%

Stable Share Price: EQB is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: EQB's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19701,219Andrew R. Moor

Equitable Group Inc., through its subsidiary, Equitable Bank, provides personal and commercial banking services to retail and commercial customers in Canada. The company accepts term deposits and guaranteed investment certificates, high interest savings accounts, tax-free savings accounts, and institutional deposit notes, as well as specialized financing solutions. Its loan products include residential mortgages; equipment loans; home equity, cash surrender value, and commercial equity lines of credit; business enterprise solutions comprising mixed use, multi-residential properties, retail spaces, office condominiums, and industrial buildings; and asset repositioning, inventory, term, and construction loans.

Equitable Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Equitable Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
EQB fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$2.08b
Earnings (TTM)CA$306.90m
Revenue (TTM)CA$687.38m


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
EQB income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$0
Gross ProfitCA$687.38m
Other ExpensesCA$380.49m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)8.99
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin44.65%
Debt/Equity Ratio602.4%

How did EQB perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does EQB pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy EQB by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Equitable Group dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateJun 14 2022
Dividend Pay DateJun 30 2022
Days until Ex dividend20 days
Days until Dividend pay date36 days

Does EQB pay a reliable dividends?

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Is Equitable Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EQB (CA$61.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$214.22)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EQB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EQB is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.8x) compared to the Canadian Mortgage industry average (8.2x).

PE vs Market: EQB is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.8x) compared to the Canadian market (11.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: EQB is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EQB's PB Ratio (1.1x) is in line with the CA Mortgage industry average.

Future Growth

How is Equitable Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: EQB's forecast earnings growth (13.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: EQB's earnings (13.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: EQB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: EQB's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (6.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: EQB's revenue (15.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: EQB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.8%).

Past Performance

How has Equitable Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EQB has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: EQB's current net profit margins (44.6%) are lower than last year (45.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EQB's earnings have grown by 15.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: EQB's earnings growth over the past year (16.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: EQB earnings growth over the past year (16.9%) exceeded the Mortgage industry 7.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: EQB's Return on Equity (15.3%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Equitable Group's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Asset Level

  • Allowance for Bad Loans

  • Low Risk Liabilities

  • Loan Level

  • Low Risk Deposits

  • Level of Bad Loans

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: EQB's Assets to Equity ratio (18.2x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: EQB has a low allowance for bad loans (62%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 63% of EQB's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: EQB has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (92%).

Low Risk Deposits: EQB's Loans to Deposits ratio (155%) is high.

Level of Bad Loans: EQB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.2%).


What is Equitable Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 24 2022Ex Dividend DateJun 14 2022Dividend Pay DateJun 30 202216 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 20 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EQB's dividend (1.84%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.91%).

High Dividend: EQB's dividend (1.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.91%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: EQB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EQB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (9.2%), EQB's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: EQB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (14.8% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Andrew R. Moor (61 yo)





Mr. Andrew R. G. Moor serves as Independent Director at Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. since July 16, 2015. Mr. Moor joined Equitable Group Incorporated and Equitable Bank in March 2007 and has been it...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Andrew R.'s total compensation ($USD2.50M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.24M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew R.'s compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: EQB's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: EQB's board of directors are considered experienced (8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: EQB insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Equitable Group Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Equitable Group Inc.
  • Ticker: EQB
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$2.082b
  • Shares outstanding: 34.13m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Equitable Group Inc.
  • Equitable Bank Tower
  • Suite 700
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M4V 3A1
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/23 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.