LWRK Stock Overview
LifeWorks Inc. provides technology based human resources consulting services in Canada, the United States, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$27.18|
|52 Week High||CA$37.56|
|52 Week Low||CA$24.20|
|1 Month Change||9.51%|
|3 Month Change||-15.01%|
|1 Year Change||-13.00%|
|3 Year Change||1.31%|
|5 Year Change||45.89%|
|Change since IPO||155.21%|
Recent News & Updates
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|LWRK||CA Professional Services||CA Market|
Return vs Industry: LWRK underperformed the Canadian Professional Services industry which returned 29.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LWRK underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 17.7% over the past year.
|LWRK Average Weekly Movement||3.6%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||9.1%|
|Market Average Movement||9.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||17.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||3.7%|
Stable Share Price: LWRK is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LWRK's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
LifeWorks Inc. provides technology based human resources consulting services in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It provides health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions to assist employers in managing the financial security, health, and productivity of their employees. The company offers health and productivity services, including absence and disability management, Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy, safety groups, influencecare, and workers’ compensation services; and administrative solutions, such as defined benefit and contribution pension administration, employee self-service, health and benefits administration, and human resources contact centers, as well as pension and benefits software.
LifeWorks Fundamentals Summary
|LWRK fundamental statistics|
Is LWRK overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LWRK income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CA$704.44m|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.17|
|Net Profit Margin||-1.17%|
How did LWRK perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is LifeWorks undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: LWRK (CA$27.18) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$34.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LWRK is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LWRK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the North American Professional Services industry average.
PE vs Market: LWRK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LWRK's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LWRK is good value based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the CA Professional Services industry average (3.7x).
How is LifeWorks forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LWRK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: LWRK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: LWRK's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LWRK's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LWRK's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LWRK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.2%).
How has LifeWorks performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LWRK is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: LWRK is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LWRK is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 8.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LWRK's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: LWRK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Professional Services industry (30.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LWRK has a negative Return on Equity (-1.97%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is LifeWorks's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LWRK's short term assets (CA$275.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$281.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: LWRK's short term assets (CA$275.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$588.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LWRK's net debt to equity ratio (74.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LWRK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 69.4% to 76% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LWRK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34.6%).
Interest Coverage: LWRK's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.8x coverage).
What is LifeWorks's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: LWRK's dividend (2.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.58%).
High Dividend: LWRK's dividend (2.87%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.59%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: LWRK's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: LWRK's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: LWRK is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: LWRK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Stephen Liptrap (55 yo)
Mr. Stephen Liptrap has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Morneau Shepell Ltd since May 4, 2017 & was its GM until 2020. Mr. Liptrap’s responsibilities include the development and execution of...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Stephen's total compensation ($USD2.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.87M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Stephen's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: LWRK's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LWRK'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: LWRK insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
LifeWorks Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: LifeWorks Inc.
- Ticker: LWRK
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1962
- Industry: Human Resource and Employment Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: CA$1.883b
- Shares outstanding: 69.28m
- Website: https://www.lifeworks.com
Number of Employees
- LifeWorks Inc.
- One Morneau Shepell Centre
- Suite 700
- M3C 1W3
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 00:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/20 00:00|
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.