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Executive Summary

Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors in Canada, the United States, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Stantec's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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

Volatility Over Time: STN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.7%

STN

-1.6%

CA Professional Services

2.7%

CA Market


1 Year Return

12.1%

STN

10.9%

CA Professional Services

0.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: STN exceeded the Canadian Professional Services industry which returned 10.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: STN exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 0.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

STNIndustryMarket
7 Day0.7%-1.6%2.7%
30 Day3.3%0.7%12.7%
90 Day-6.7%3.3%7.5%
1 Year13.9%12.1%13.1%10.9%4.2%0.5%
3 Year20.7%14.7%84.3%58.6%12.8%1.9%
5 Year22.6%13.3%109.1%69.1%49.7%26.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Stantec's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

23.6x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: STN (CA$39.51) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$17.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: STN is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: STN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.6x) compared to the CA Professional Services industry average (21.1x).

PE vs Market: STN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.6x) compared to the Canadian market (15.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: STN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: STN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the CA Professional Services industry average (3.5x).


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Future Growth

How is Stantec forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

17.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: STN's forecast earnings growth (17.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: STN's earnings (17.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (26.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: STN's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: STN's revenue (2.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: STN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Stantec performed over the past 5 years?

8.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: STN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: STN's current net profit margins (5%) are higher than last year (4.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: STN's earnings have grown by 8.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: STN's earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) is below its 5-year average (8.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: STN earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) underperformed the Professional Services industry 141.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: STN's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Stantec's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: STN's short term assets (CA$1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$997.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: STN's short term assets (CA$1.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.5B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: STN's debt to equity ratio (32.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: STN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.8% to 32.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: STN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (91.3%).

Interest Coverage: STN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Stantec current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.57%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: STN's dividend (1.57%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.62%).

High Dividend: STN's dividend (1.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.26%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, STN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: STN's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (36.4%), STN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: STN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.8% payout ratio).


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Management

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

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Gord Johnston (54 yo)

2.83yrs

Tenure

CA$3,498,660

Compensation

Mr. Gordon Allan Johnston, P.Eng., also known as Gord, has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Stantec Inc. since January 1, 2018. Mr. Johnston served as an Executive Vice President...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Gord's total compensation ($USD2.70M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.98M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gordon Johnston
President2.83yrsCA$3.50m0.055%
CA$ 2.4m
Theresa B. Jang
Executive VP & CFO1.83yrsCA$1.22m0.012%
CA$ 551.9k
Valentino DiManno
Executive VP & Chief Business Officer15.83yrsCA$1.16m0.034%
CA$ 1.5m
Steve Fleck
Executive VP and Chief Practice & Project Officer3yrsCA$1.16m0.014%
CA$ 619.7k
Catherine Schefer
Executive VP & COO of Global0.83yrno data0.013%
CA$ 578.0k
Chris McDonald
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer1.83yrsno datano data
Paul J. Alpern
Senior VP11yrsno data0.019%
CA$ 841.6k
Alison Tucker
Vice President of Sector Marketing & Client Developmentno datano datano data
Asifa Samji
Senior VP & Interim Chief Human Resources Officer0.83yrno data0.0052%
CA$ 230.3k
Janet Mulligan
Senior Vice President of Finance & Treasuryno datano datano data
Robert Seager
Executive Vice President of Environmental Servicesno datano data0.019%
CA$ 859.3k
Leonard Castro
Executive Vice President of Buildingsno datano data0.021%
CA$ 940.3k

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: STN's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gordon Johnston
President2.83yrsCA$3.50m0.055%
CA$ 2.4m
Donald Lowry
Independent Director7.5yrsCA$239.17k0.020%
CA$ 881.0k
Richard Bradeen
Independent Director2.67yrsCA$222.06k0.00089%
CA$ 39.4k
Douglas Ammerman
Independent Chairman of the Board1.5yrsCA$314.97k0.029%
CA$ 1.3m
Patricia Galloway
Independent Director0.50yrno data0.0011%
CA$ 48.7k
Robert Gomes
Director11.5yrsCA$222.07k0.18%
CA$ 7.8m
Shelley Ann Brown
Independent Director2yrsCA$229.74k0.0027%
CA$ 117.8k
Marie-Lucie Morin
Independent Director4yrsCA$235.00kno data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: STN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: STN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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

Stantec Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Stantec Inc.
  • Ticker: STN
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1954
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: CA$4.429b
  • Shares outstanding: 112.10m
  • Website: https://www.stantec.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Stantec Inc.
  • 10220-103 Avenue NW
  • Suite 400
  • Edmonton
  • Alberta
  • T5J 0K4
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
STNTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMar 1994
STNNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 1994
S3ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMar 1994

Biography

Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors in Canada, the United States, and internationally. The comp...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/29 23:19
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.