The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. More Details
Outstanding track record and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has North West's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: NWC is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NWC's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
CA Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: NWC exceeded the Canadian Consumer Retailing industry which returned -2.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NWC exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 1.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is North West'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 North West (TSE:NWC) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
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Is North West 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: NWC (CA$33.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$38.53)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NWC is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: NWC is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the CA Consumer Retailing industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: NWC is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.3x) compared to the Canadian market (15.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate NWC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NWC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the CA Consumer Retailing industry average (2.4x).
How is North West forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if NWC's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if NWC's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: NWC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NWC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.6% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if NWC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has North West performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NWC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NWC's current net profit margins (4.9%) are higher than last year (4.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NWC's earnings have grown by 6.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NWC's earnings growth over the past year (21.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NWC earnings growth over the past year (21.5%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 16.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NWC's Return on Equity (24.5%) is considered high.
How is North West's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NWC's short term assets (CA$403.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$294.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: NWC's short term assets (CA$403.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$453.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NWC's debt to equity ratio (77.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NWC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 62.9% to 77.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NWC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.7%).
Interest Coverage: NWC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.4x coverage).
What is North West current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NWC's dividend (4.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.63%).
High Dividend: NWC's dividend (4.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.31%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NWC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NWC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.6%), NWC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Edward Kennedy (60 yo)
Mr. Edward S. Kennedy has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of The North West Company Inc., since 1997 and its Executive since 1989 and serves as its Director since 1996. Mr. Kennedy has been ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Edward's total compensation ($USD3.94M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.05M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Edward's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||10.5yrs||CA$1.17m||0.19% |
|President of International Retail||no data||CA$1.87m||0.060% |
|Executive VP & Chief Development Officer||2.92yrs||CA$1.13m||0.0032% |
|President of Canadian Retail||2.92yrs||CA$1.10m||0.0056% |
|VP of Legal & Corporate Secretary||3.25yrs||no data||0.0019% |
|Vice President of Human Resources||2.67yrs||no data||0.015% |
|Executive Vice President of Canadian Food Procurement & Marketing||2.92yrs||no data||no data|
|President of North Star Air Ltd.||3.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice Chair of NWCI - International Operations||no data||CA$580.14k||no data|
|Vice-President of Strategy & Special Projects||no data||no data||no data|
|Employee Relations Specialist||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: NWC's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||CA$117.50k||0.0041% |
|Independent Chairman||12.5yrs||CA$240.00k||0.023% |
|Independent Director||8.92yrs||CA$131.00k||0.0066% |
|Independent Director||21.92yrs||CA$125.00k||0.026% |
|Independent Director||6.75yrs||CA$125.00k||0.0075% |
|Independent Director||6yrs||CA$114.50k||0.010% |
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||CA$125.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||15.92yrs||CA$126.50k||0.016% |
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||CA$116.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||5.42yrs||CA$125.00k||0.021% |
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||CA$97.50k||no data|
Experienced Board: NWC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
The North West Company Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The North West Company Inc.
- Ticker: NWC
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1668
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: CA$1.615b
- Shares outstanding: 48.80m
- Website: https://www.northwest.ca
Number of Employees
- The North West Company Inc.
- Gibraltar House
- 77 Main Street
- R3C 2R1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NNWW.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Voting Shares||US||USD||Sep 1990|
|NWC||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Voting Shares||CA||CAD||Sep 1990|
|3NW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Voting Shares||DE||CAD||Sep 1990|
The North West Company Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Paci...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/03 23:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/03 00:00|
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