TSX:GC

Stock Analysis Report

Great Canadian Gaming

Executive Summary

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates as a gaming and entertainment company in Canada.


Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record with mediocre balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has Great Canadian Gaming's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.3%

GC

8.2%

CA Hospitality

6.4%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-51.0%

GC

-23.8%

CA Hospitality

-25.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: GC underperformed the Canadian Hospitality industry which returned -20.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GC underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -25.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GCIndustryMarket
7 Day5.3%8.2%6.4%
30 Day-37.5%-28.4%-22.6%
90 Day-43.2%-35.1%-26.8%
1 Year-51.0%-51.0%-23.4%-23.8%-23.2%-25.5%
3 Year-0.2%-0.2%-12.2%-14.2%-15.7%-23.5%
5 Year5.3%5.3%-15.8%-17.8%-3.1%-17.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Great Canadian Gaming undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

8.2x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GC (CA$24.58) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$10.23)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GC is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the Hospitality industry average (10.4x).

PE vs Market: GC is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the Canadian market (10.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the CA Hospitality industry average (0.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Great Canadian Gaming forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

5.1%

Forecasted annual revenue growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if GC's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.4%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if GC'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: GC's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (3.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GC's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (26.5%)


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Past Performance

How has Great Canadian Gaming performed over the past 5 years?

19.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GC's current net profit margins (12.9%) are higher than last year (12.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GC's earnings have grown by 19.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GC's earnings growth over the past year (19.4%) is below its 5-year average (19.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GC earnings growth over the past year (19.4%) exceeded the Hospitality industry -4.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst GC's Return on Equity (37.04%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


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Financial Health

How is Great Canadian Gaming's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GC's short term assets (CA$434.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$282.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: GC's short term assets (CA$434.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$1.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GC's debt to equity ratio (131.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 110.3% to 131.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (53%).

Interest Coverage: GC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: GC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: GC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.5x debt).


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Dividend

What is Great Canadian Gaming's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate GC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GC's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of GC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


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Management

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

1.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Rod Baker (53yo)

8.42s

Tenure

CA$6,202,291

Compensation

Mr. Rodney N. Baker, also known as Rod, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation since October 11, 2011 and has been as its President from January 1, 2010 and also served a ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Rod's total compensation ($USD4.41M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.69M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Rodney Baker
President8.42yrsCA$6.20m0.14% CA$1.8m
Matthew Newsome
Vice President of Finance2.17yrsCA$509.50k0.0059% CA$79.9k
Terrance Doyle
President of Strategic Growth & Chief Compliance Officer1yrCA$2.94m0.033% CA$446.9k
John Russo
General Counsel1.33yrsCA$1.05m0.0020% CA$27.0k
Rajbir Mutti
Executive Vice President of Operations - West1.25yrsCA$442.53kno data
Matthew Anfinson
Chief Operating Officer0.25yrno datano data
Jacqueline Gorton
Vice President of Technology & Enterprise Risk Management3.33yrsno data0.00090% CA$12.2k
Walter Soo
Executive Vice-President of Player & Gaming Development5yrsCA$533.54kno data
Craig DeMarta
Executive Vice President of Operations – GTA1.25yrsno datano data
G. Oliver
Vice President of Great Canadian Casinos Incno dataCA$77.75kno data

1.3yrs

Average Tenure

46yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Rodney Baker
President8.42yrsCA$6.20m0.14% CA$1.8m
Jacob Brouwer
Member of the Advisory Boardno dataCA$13.30kno data
Peter Meredith
Independent Chairman4.75yrsCA$265.63kno data
Gordon Flatt
Member of the Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Mark Davis
Independent Director6.75yrsCA$193.75k0.010% CA$137.0k
Larry Campbell
Independent Director11.75yrsCA$143.75kno data
Thomas Gaffney
Independent Director13.75yrsCA$143.75k0.0018% CA$24.6k
Karen Keilty
Independent Director5.25yrsCA$193.75k0.011% CA$147.5k

8.3yrs

Average Tenure

69yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GC's board of directors are considered experienced (8.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
  • Ticker: GC
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Casinos and Gaming
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: CA$1.359b
  • Shares outstanding: 55.30m
  • Website: https://www.gcgaming.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
  • 39 Wynford Drive
  • North York
  • Ontario
  • M3C 3K5
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GCTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADJun 1998
GCGM.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 1998
K3WDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJun 1998

Biography

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates as a gaming and entertainment company in Canada. As of March 3, 2020, it operated 25 gaming, entertainment, and hospitality facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Its facilities include approximately 16,000 slot machines, 575 table games, 71 dining amenities, and 500 hotel rooms. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in North York, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/29 01:04
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
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.