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SustainCo

TSXV:SMS
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SMS
TSXV
CA$4M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CA
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

SustainCo Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides infrastructure solutions and services in Canada. The last earnings update was 94 days ago. More info.


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SMS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
TSXV:SMS
-1.6%
CA Commercial Services
1.2%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
55.2%
TSXV:SMS
-19%
CA Commercial Services
4.1%
CA Market
SMS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
SustainCo (SMS) 0% 28.6% 21.6% 55.2% -71.9% -93.8%
CA Commercial Services -1.6% -1.3% -5.4% -19% -0.7% -49.1%
CA Market 1.2% 2.4% 7.9% 4.1% 15.3% 7.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SMS outperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned -19% over the past year.
  • SMS outperformed the Market in Canada which returned 4.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SMS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is SustainCo undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of SustainCo to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for SustainCo.

TSXV:SMS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year CA Government Bond Rate 1.9%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for TSXV:SMS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year CA Govt Bond Rate 1.9%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.76
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.757 (1 + (1- 26.5%) (24.35%))
0.928
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.93
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.95% + (0.928 * 5.96%)
7.48%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for TSXV:SMS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for SustainCo is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

TSXV:SMS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (CAD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.48%)
2019 0.14 Est @ 8.94% 0.13
2020 0.15 Est @ 6.84% 0.13
2021 0.15 Est @ 5.37% 0.12
2022 0.16 Est @ 4.35% 0.12
2023 0.17 Est @ 3.63% 0.12
2024 0.17 Est @ 3.12% 0.11
2025 0.18 Est @ 2.77% 0.11
2026 0.18 Est @ 2.52% 0.10
2027 0.19 Est @ 2.35% 0.10
2028 0.19 Est @ 2.23% 0.09
Present value of next 10 years cash flows CA$1.12
TSXV:SMS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= CA$0.19 × (1 + 1.95%) ÷ (7.48% – 1.95%)
CA$3.50
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= CA$3.50 ÷ (1 + 7.48%)10
CA$1.70
TSXV:SMS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= CA$1.12 + CA$1.70
CA$2.82
Equity Value per Share
(CAD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= CA$2.82 / 15.78
CA$0.18
TSXV:SMS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (CAD) From above. CA$0.18
Current discount Discount to share price of CA$0.23
= -1 x (CA$0.23 - CA$0.18) / CA$0.18
-25.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of SustainCo is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for SustainCo's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are SustainCo's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-11-30) in CAD CA$0.00
TSXV:SMS Share Price ** TSXV (2019-04-05) in CAD CA$0.23
Canada Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 11 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 16.85x
Canada Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 556 Publicly-Listed Companies 15.29x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of SustainCo.

TSXV:SMS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSXV:SMS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CAD)

= 0.23 ÷ 0.00

376.88x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • SustainCo is overvalued based on earnings compared to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
  • SustainCo is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does SustainCo's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 376.88x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
North America Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 36 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.67x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 257 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.21x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for SustainCo, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on SustainCo's assets?
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-11-30) in CAD CA$0.15
TSXV:SMS Share Price * TSXV (2019-04-05) in CAD CA$0.23
Canada Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 20 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.65x
Canada Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,375 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.52x
TSXV:SMS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSXV:SMS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CAD)

= 0.23 ÷ 0.15

1.46x

* Primary Listing of SustainCo.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • SustainCo is good value based on assets compared to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess SustainCo's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. SustainCo has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is SustainCo expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as SustainCo has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
60.7%
Expected Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is SustainCo expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare SustainCo's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare SustainCo's earnings growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare SustainCo's revenue growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Canada Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 60.7%
Canada Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 9.7%
Canada Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 18.2%
Canada Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CAD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
TSXV:SMS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-11-30 15 0 0
2018-08-31 14 -1 0
2018-05-31 13 -1 0
2018-02-28 13 0 0
2017-11-30 14 0 0
2017-08-31 14 0 0
2017-05-31 14 1 0
2017-02-28 15 0 0
2016-11-30 15 0 0
2016-08-31 14 0 -1
2016-05-31 14 -1 -1
2016-02-29 13 0 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if SustainCo is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if SustainCo is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from SustainCo Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:SMS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2018-11-30 0.00
2018-08-31 -0.01
2018-05-31 0.00
2018-02-28 0.01
2017-11-30 0.00
2017-08-31 0.01
2017-05-31 0.03
2017-02-28 -0.01
2016-11-30 -0.05
2016-08-31 -0.26
2016-05-31 -0.38
2016-02-29 -0.55

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if SustainCo will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine SustainCo's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. SustainCo's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Commercial Services companies here
  3. SustainCo's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess SustainCo's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Canada market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Canada market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
SustainCo has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has SustainCo performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare SustainCo's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • SustainCo has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • SustainCo's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • SustainCo's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
SustainCo's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from SustainCo Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:SMS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-11-30 14.96 0.01 3.19
2018-08-31 13.69 -0.12 3.14
2018-05-31 13.48 -0.06 3.11
2018-02-28 13.31 0.15 3.01
2017-11-30 13.88 0.04 3.26
2017-08-31 13.82 0.14 3.13
2017-05-31 13.91 0.24 3.19
2017-02-28 14.73 -0.06 3.32
2016-11-30 14.96 -0.24 3.25
2016-08-31 14.29 -0.72 3.46
2016-05-31 14.15 -0.89 3.63
2016-02-29 13.23 -1.27 3.83
2015-11-30 12.21 -1.36 3.94
2015-08-31 12.31 -1.33 3.84
2015-05-31 11.79 -2.07 4.14 0.05
2015-02-28 10.75 -2.34 3.95 0.00
2014-11-30 10.52 -2.79 3.88 0.05
2014-08-31 8.35 -3.23 3.75 0.05
2014-05-31 5.90 -7.87 3.21 0.01
2014-02-28 4.53 -8.76 3.95 0.05
2013-11-30 3.09 -8.80 3.68
2013-08-31 3.44 -8.21 3.64
2013-05-31 3.55 -3.34 3.09
2013-02-28 2.54 -1.79 1.52
2012-11-30 1.51 -1.03 0.88
2012-08-31 0.43 -0.94 0.37

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • SustainCo has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • SustainCo used its assets less efficiently than the CA Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • SustainCo has become profitable over the past 3 years. This is considered to be a significant improvement in its use of capital (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess SustainCo's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
SustainCo has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is SustainCo's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up SustainCo's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • SustainCo is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • SustainCo's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of SustainCo's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 6.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from SustainCo Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

TSXV:SMS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-11-30 2.43 0.86 0.40
2018-08-31 2.22 1.02 0.09
2018-05-31 2.49 0.66 0.23
2018-02-28 2.45 0.65 0.06
2017-11-30 2.39 0.64 0.10
2017-08-31 2.29 0.63 0.47
2017-05-31 2.02 0.73 0.68
2017-02-28 1.28 1.27 0.06
2016-11-30 1.35 1.24 0.03
2016-08-31 1.17 1.01 0.02
2016-05-31 -3.83 5.95 0.02
2016-02-29 -3.77 5.62 0.02
2015-11-30 -3.55 5.79 0.01
2015-08-31 -3.28 5.52 0.03
2015-05-31 -3.04 5.23 0.22
2015-02-28 -2.66 5.49 0.19
2014-11-30 -2.33 5.63 0.89
2014-08-31 -2.06 6.02 1.51
2014-05-31 -1.48 6.14 2.29
2014-02-28 -0.74 6.27 3.10
2013-11-30 -0.79 4.37 0.54
2013-08-31 0.59 3.40 1.59
2013-05-31 12.09 3.57 0.33
2013-02-28 12.72 3.26
2012-11-30 6.29 0.00 0.24
2012-08-31 6.40 0.00 1.38
  • SustainCo's level of debt (35.6%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • SustainCo had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, it is now positive therefore their debt level has improved.
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 1.2x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess SustainCo's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. SustainCo has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is SustainCo's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from SustainCo dividends.
If you bought CA$2,000 of SustainCo shares you are expected to receive CA$0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate SustainCo's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate SustainCo's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
TSXV:SMS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
North America Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 46 Stocks 1.7%
Canada Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 331 Stocks 3.4%
Canada Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.2%
Canada Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
Canada Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as SustainCo has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if SustainCo's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of SustainCo's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as SustainCo has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess SustainCo's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.2%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can SustainCo afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. SustainCo has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of SustainCo's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Emlyn David
COMPENSATION CA$225,000
AGE 54
TENURE AS CEO 10.7 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Emlyn J. David has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Secretary at Sustainco Inc. since August 2008. Mr. David serves as Managing Partner at CanGap Merchant Capital. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Fareport Capital Inc. He previously served as Former Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer at Xylitol Canada Inc. He previously served as Former Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer at Epcylon Technologies, Inc. He previously served as Former Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer at Chudleigh Ventures Inc. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary at Bellair Ventures Inc. Mr. David has been Chairman at Sustainco Inc. since August 2008. He serves as He serves as Director at CanGap Merchant Capital. He served as Director at Fareport Capital Inc, Epcylon Technologies, Inc., Chudleigh Ventures Inc. and Bellair Ventures Inc.

CEO Compensation
  • Emlyn's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Emlyn's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the SustainCo management team in years:

6.8
Average Tenure
45
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the SustainCo management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Emlyn David

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
CA$225K
AGE
54
TENURE
10.7 yrs

Chris Hazelton

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
CA$125K
AGE
42
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Nicholas Price

TITLE
President of VCI Controls Inc
COMPENSATION
CA$228K

Frank Carnevale

TITLE
COO and Senior VP of Strategic Developments & Communications
COMPENSATION
CA$129K
AGE
45
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Heather Carnduff

TITLE
Controller of VCI Controls Inc
COMPENSATION
CA$110K
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the SustainCo board of directors in years:

6.8
Average Tenure
46
Average Age
  • The tenure for the SustainCo board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Emlyn David

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
CA$225K
AGE
54
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Michael Galloro

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
44
TENURE
7.1 yrs

Adam Szweras

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
46
TENURE
2.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
X
Management checks
We assess SustainCo's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. SustainCo has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is SustainCo Inc (CVE:SMS) Overpaying Its CEO?

Leading SustainCo Inc (CVE:SMS) as the CEO, Emlyn David took the company to a valuation of CA$2.21m. … Recognizing whether CEO incentives are aligned with shareholders is a crucial part of investing. … Incentives can be in the form of compensation, which should always be structured in a way that promotes value-creation to shareholders.

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Should You Be Tempted To Buy SustainCo Inc (CVE:SMS) At Its Current PE Ratio?

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in SustainCo Inc (CVE:SMS). … SustainCo Inc (CVE:SMS) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 13x, which is lower than the industry average of 29.1x. … While this makes SMS appear like a great stock to buy, you might change your mind after I explain the assumptions behind the P/E ratio

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Company Info

Description

SustainCo Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides infrastructure solutions and services in Canada. The company develops intelligent building technology, including the integration of disparate building systems for the provision of building automation and controls, HVAC mechanical services, real-time performance monitoring, and energy efficient retrofit and solutions. It also provides heating and cooling solutions for multi-residential and commercial buildings using energy from the earth. In addition, the company offers engineering services, building automation controls, mechanical and electrical installation, performance monitoring, and operations and maintenance services for multi-residential and ICI facilities. SustainCo Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Vaughan, Canada. The company is a subsidiary of Skyvest Aviation Inc.

Details
Name: SustainCo Inc.
SMS
Exchange: TSXV
Founded: 2008
CA$3,549,650
15,776,223
Website: http://www.sustainco.ca
Address: SustainCo Inc.
1 Royal Gate Boulevard,
Suite D,
Vaughan,
Ontario, L4L 8Z7,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSXV SMS Common Shares TSX Venture Exchange CA CAD 01. Aug 2012
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
SustainCo employees.
Industry
Diversified Support Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/20 00:23
End of day share price update: 2019/04/05 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/01/16
Last earnings reported: 2018/11/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/08/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.