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$132.50|
|52 Week High||CA$150.63|
|52 Week Low||CA$91.95|
|1 Month Change||-10.40%|
|3 Month Change||-3.77%|
|1 Year Change||42.08%|
|3 Year Change||40.67%|
|5 Year Change||18.08%|
|Change since IPO||819.07%|
Recent News & Updates
|WN||CA Consumer Retailing||CA Market|
Return vs Industry: WN exceeded the Canadian Consumer Retailing industry which returned 30% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WN exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 17.4% over the past year.
|WN Average Weekly Movement||2.7%|
|Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement||5.0%|
|Market Average Movement||9.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||17.4%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||3.7%|
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 three segments: Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw), Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties), and Weston Foods. 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$37.87b|
Last Reported Earnings
Oct 09, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.81|
|Net Profit Margin||1.01%|
How did WN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.8%Current Dividend Yield
Is George Weston 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: WN (CA$132.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$413.31)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.8x) compared to the Canadian Consumer Retailing industry average (17.6x).
PE vs Market: WN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.8x) compared to the Canadian market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WN is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the CA Consumer Retailing industry average (2.1x).
How is George Weston forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WN's forecast earnings growth (39.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: WN's earnings (39.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (11% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WN's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WN's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has George Weston performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WN's current net profit margins (1%) are lower than last year (2.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WN's earnings have grown by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WN had negative earnings growth (-47.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Retailing industry average (6.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WN's Return on Equity (11.5%) is considered low.
How is George Weston's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WN's short term assets (CA$14.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$10.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WN's short term assets (CA$14.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$23.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WN's net debt to equity ratio (94.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 85.6% to 114.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (37.3%).
Interest Coverage: WN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.6x coverage).
What is George Weston current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WN's dividend (1.81%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.6%).
High Dividend: WN's dividend (1.81%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.64%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (60.7%), WN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Galen Weston (48 yo)
Mr. Galen G. Weston, B.A., M.B.A., has been Chief Executive Officer of George Weston Limited since January 18, 2017 and has been the Chairman since September 2016. He served as a Non-Independent Director o...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Galen's total compensation ($USD7.18M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD5.94M).
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 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WN's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 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$19.501b
- Shares outstanding: 147.18m
- Website: https://www.weston.ca
Number of Employees
- George Weston Limited
- 22 St. Clair Avenue East
- Suite 800
- M4T 2S5
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 23:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
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