Russel Metals Inc., a metals distribution company, distributes steel and other metal products in North America. More Details
Average dividend payer with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Russel Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: RUS is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: RUS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
CA Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: RUS underperformed the Canadian Trade Distributors industry which returned 26.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: RUS underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 1.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Russel Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Russel Metals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: RUS (CA$21.73) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$16.7)
Significantly Below Fair Value: RUS is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: RUS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.6x) compared to the CA Trade Distributors industry average (14.8x).
PE vs Market: RUS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.6x) compared to the Canadian market (15.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: RUS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: RUS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the CA Trade Distributors industry average (1.3x).
How is Russel Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: RUS's forecast earnings growth (45.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: RUS's earnings (45.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (25.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: RUS's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (6.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: RUS's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: RUS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.3%).
How has Russel Metals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: RUS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: RUS's current net profit margins (0.9%) are lower than last year (3.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: RUS's earnings have grown significantly by 27.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: RUS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: RUS had negative earnings growth (-79.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Trade Distributors industry average (27.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: RUS's Return on Equity (2.9%) is considered low.
How is Russel Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: RUS's short term assets (CA$1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$296.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: RUS's short term assets (CA$1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$573.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: RUS's debt to equity ratio (48.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: RUS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 47.3% to 48.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: RUS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (91.1%).
Interest Coverage: RUS's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.8x coverage).
What is Russel Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: RUS's dividend (6.99%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.6%).
High Dividend: RUS's dividend (6.99%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.29%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: RUS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: RUS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (354%), RUS's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: RUS's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (104.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Reid (51 yo)
Mr. John Gregory Reid has been the President at Russel Metals Inc. since January 01, 2016 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since May 2, 2018. Mr. Reid served as Chief Operating Officer at Russel Me...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD2.98M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||2.58yrs||CA$3.82m||0.33% |
|Vice President of Risk Management & Legal||5.75yrs||CA$521.83k||0.0067% |
|Executive Vice President||0.42yr||CA$1.43m||0.29% |
|Chief Financial Officer||0.42yr||no data||0.022% |
|VP, Controller & Assistant Secretary||15.92yrs||CA$288.79k||0.085% |
|Assistant Secretary||no data||no data||0.0031% |
Experienced Management: RUS's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||2.58yrs||CA$3.82m||0.33% |
|Independent Director||7.58yrs||CA$191.00k||0.032% |
|Non-Independent Director||11.58yrs||CA$171.50k||0.19% |
|Independent Director||11.58yrs||CA$183.50k||0.039% |
|Independent Chair of the Board||6.58yrs||CA$295.00k||0.059% |
|Independent Director||8.58yrs||CA$189.50k||0.0048% |
|Independent Director||13.42yrs||CA$176.00k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||CA$188.00k||0.013% |
|Independent Director||2.92yrs||CA$176.00k||0.027% |
|Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: RUS's board of directors are considered experienced (8.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: RUS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Russel Metals Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Russel Metals Inc.
- Ticker: RUS
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1929
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: CA$1.322b
- Shares outstanding: 62.18m
- Website: https://www.russelmetals.com
Number of Employees
- Russel Metals Inc.
- 6600 Financial Drive
- L5N 7J6
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|RUS||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Apr 1973|
|RUSM.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Apr 1973|
|RMZ||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 1973|
Russel Metals Inc., a metals distribution company, distributes steel and other metal products in North America. The company operates in three segments: Metal Service Centers, Energy Products, and Steel Dis...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/05 00:10|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/04 00:00|
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