WSP Global Inc. operates as a professional services consulting firm in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with limited growth.
Share Price & News
How has WSP Global's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WSP is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WSP's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WSP exceeded the Canadian Construction industry which returned 19.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSP exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 10.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is WSP Global's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe Think WSP Global's (TSE:WSP) Statutory Profit Might Understate Its Earnings Potential
Is WSP Global 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: WSP (CA$110.24) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$68.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WSP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WSP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the CA Construction industry average (35.7x).
PE vs Market: WSP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the Canadian market (17.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WSP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSP is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the CA Construction industry average (3.3x).
How is WSP Global forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WSP's forecast earnings growth (23.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).
Earnings vs Market: WSP's earnings (23.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower 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: WSP's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WSP's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WSP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.6%).
How has WSP Global performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WSP has a large one-off loss of CA$103.4M impacting its December 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WSP's current net profit margins (3.1%) are lower than last year (3.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSP's earnings have grown by 9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WSP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WSP had negative earnings growth (-3.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (10%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSP's Return on Equity (6.8%) is considered low.
How is WSP Global's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSP's short term assets (CA$3.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$3.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: WSP's short term assets (CA$3.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSP's debt to equity ratio (14.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WSP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 34.8% to 14.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WSP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (195.9%).
Interest Coverage: WSP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.5x coverage).
What is WSP Global current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WSP's dividend (1.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.54%).
High Dividend: WSP's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.93%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WSP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WSP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (59.8%), WSP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WSP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Alexandre L'Heureux (47 yo)
Mr. Alexandre J. L'Heureux, FCA, CFA, FCPA, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of WSP Global Inc. since October 2016. Mr. L'Heureux has also a Partner at Celtic Pharma Management L.P. He w...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Alexandre's total compensation ($USD5.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD6.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Alexandre's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|President & CEO of Canada||2.08yrs||CA$1.85m||0.000050% |
|Chief Financial Officer||1yr||no data||0.0011% |
|Chief Accounting and Treasury Officer||no data||no data||0.00053% |
|Chief Information Officer||3.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Communications||6.08yrs||no data||0.00074% |
|Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer||2.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary||1.58yrs||no data||0.00033% |
|Global Head of Tax & VP||6.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Director of Workplace Strategy||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Nordics & Continental Europe||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Middle East||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WSP's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman of the Board||4.92yrs||CA$304.06k||0.56% |
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||CA$210.00k||0.0027% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||CA$119.01k||0.00088% |
|Independent Chairman||no data||CA$414.67k||0.020% |
|Independent & Non Executive Director||7.75yrs||CA$185.00k||0.0040% |
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||2.08yrs||CA$205.00k||no data|
|Independent & Non-Executive Director||4.75yrs||CA$190.00k||0.0043% |
Experienced Board: WSP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 7.2%.
WSP Global Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: WSP Global Inc.
- Ticker: WSP
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1885
- Industry: Construction and Engineering
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: CA$13.362b
- Shares outstanding: 113.76m
- Website: https://www.wsp.com
Number of Employees
- WSP Global Inc.
- 1600 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West
- 11th Floor
- H3H 1P9
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WSP||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 2006|
|1W3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 2006|
|WSPO.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 2006|
WSP Global Inc. operates as a professional services consulting firm in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and inter...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/26 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/25 00:00|
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