WN Stock Overview
George Weston Limited provides food and drug retailing, and financial services in Canada and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$153.58|
|52 Week High||CA$162.51|
|52 Week Low||CA$117.70|
|1 Month Change||-0.32%|
|3 Month Change||-3.34%|
|1 Year Change||29.71%|
|3 Year Change||53.40%|
|5 Year Change||33.26%|
|Change since IPO||965.30%|
Recent News & Updates
George Weston (TSE:WN) Seems To Use Debt Quite Sensibly
Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...
George Weston's (TSE:WN) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year
The board of George Weston Limited ( TSE:WN ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 1st of July...
George Weston Limited's (TSE:WN) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 45% Above Its Share Price
Does the May share price for George Weston Limited ( TSE:WN ) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate...
|WN||CA Consumer Retailing||CA Market|
Return vs Industry: WN exceeded the Canadian Consumer Retailing industry which returned 21% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WN exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -4.5% over the past year.
|WN Average Weekly Movement||3.1%|
|Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement||4.0%|
|Market Average Movement||10.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||17.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||4.4%|
Stable Share Price: WN is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
George Weston Limited provides food and drug retailing, and financial services in Canada and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties). The Loblaw segment provides grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, and financial services.
George Weston Fundamentals Summary
|WN fundamental statistics|
Is WN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CA$36.59b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 26, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Jul 29, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||7.76|
|Net Profit Margin||2.09%|
How did WN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is WN undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WN?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is WN's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does WN's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|WN PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
L Loblaw Companies
ATD Alimentation Couche-Tard
WN George Weston
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.8x) compared to the peer average (17.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WN's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the North American Consumer Retailing Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.8x) compared to the Canadian Consumer Retailing industry average (14x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WN's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||19.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||16.2x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WN is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.2x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WN when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WN (CA$153.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$333.01)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (8.7x)
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How is George Weston forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Future Growth Score2/6
Future Growth Score 2/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WN's forecast earnings growth (2.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: WN's earnings (2.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WN's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (6.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WN's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25%)
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How has George Weston performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score5/6
Past Performance Score 5/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WN's current net profit margins (2.1%) are higher than last year (0.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WN's earnings have grown by 7.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WN's earnings growth over the past year (310.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WN earnings growth over the past year (310.1%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 6.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WN's Return on Equity (17%) is considered low.
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How is George Weston's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WN's short term assets (CA$14.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$10.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: WN's short term assets (CA$14.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$23.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WN's net debt to equity ratio (81.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 85.7% to 110.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34%).
Interest Coverage: WN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.2x coverage).
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What is George Weston current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WN's dividend (1.56%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2%).
High Dividend: WN's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.36%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.8%), WN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (9.9%), WN's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Galen Weston (49 yo)
Mr. Galen G. Weston, B.A., M.B.A., has been Chief Executive Officer of George Weston Limited since January 18, 2017 and has been its Chairman since September 2016. He served as a Non-Independent Director o...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Galen's total compensation ($USD8.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD8.23M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Galen's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WN's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WN's board of directors are considered experienced (7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
George Weston Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: George Weston Limited
- Ticker: WN
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1882
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Implied Market Cap: CA$22.438b
- Shares outstanding: 146.10m
- Website: https://www.weston.ca
Number of Employees
- George Weston Limited
- 22 St. Clair Avenue East
- Suite 700
- M4T 2S5
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/07/05 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/07/05 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.