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Executive Summary

Pollard Banknote Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells a range of gaming products and services for the lottery and charitable gaming industries worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with limited growth.


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Share Price & News

How has Pollard Banknote's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PBL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.1%

PBL

-0.5%

CA Hospitality

-2.3%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-9.6%

PBL

-27.4%

CA Hospitality

-8.6%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: PBL exceeded the Canadian Hospitality industry which returned -27.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PBL matched the Canadian Market which returned -8.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PBLIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.1%-0.5%-2.3%
30 Day-2.2%1.2%-4.5%
90 Day5.5%0.2%5.7%
1 Year-9.0%-9.6%-24.9%-27.4%-5.5%-8.6%
3 Year28.1%25.6%-5.9%-13.9%5.8%-4.4%
5 Year170.9%158.4%54.9%37.4%38.3%17.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Pollard Banknote's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Pollard Banknote undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

27.4x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PBL (CA$18.09) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$7.27)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PBL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.4x) compared to the CA Hospitality industry average (15.5x).

PE vs Market: PBL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (27.4x) compared to the Canadian market (16.1x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: PBL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PBL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the CA Hospitality industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

How is Pollard Banknote forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

14.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PBL's forecast earnings growth (14.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: PBL's earnings (14.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (22.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PBL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: PBL's revenue (9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PBL's revenue (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 PBL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Pollard Banknote performed over the past 5 years?

16.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PBL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PBL's current net profit margins (4.3%) are lower than last year (5.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PBL's earnings have grown by 16% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PBL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: PBL had negative earnings growth (-7.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-6.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PBL's Return on Equity (13.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Pollard Banknote's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PBL's short term assets (CA$147.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$69.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: PBL's short term assets (CA$147.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$191.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PBL's debt to equity ratio (102.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: PBL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 208.1% to 102.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PBL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.1%).

Interest Coverage: PBL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Pollard Banknote current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.88%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: PBL's dividend (0.88%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.74%).

High Dividend: PBL's dividend (0.88%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.98%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: PBL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PBL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (24.2%), PBL's dividend payments are well 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.


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Management

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

9.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

John Pollard (58 yo)

23.67yrs

Tenure

CA$340,430

Compensation

Mr. John S. Pollard, B.Comm., CA, has been the Co-Chief Executive Officer at Pollard Banknote Limited since 1997, which acts as general partner of Pollard Banknote Income Fund and Pollard Holdings Limited ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD255.81K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD952.93K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gordon Pollard
Executive Chairman9.33yrsCA$100.95kno data
John Pollard
Co-CEO & Director23.67yrsCA$340.43kno data
Douglas Pollard
Co-CEO & Director15.67yrsCA$306.43kno data
Robert Rose
Executive VP of Finance & CFO24.67yrsCA$561.62k0.029%
CA$ 135.7k
Robert Young
Executive Vice President of Operationsno dataCA$596.40kno data
Riva Richard
Executive VP of Legal Affairsno dataCA$541.62kno data
Jennifer Westbury
Executive Vice President of Sales & Customer Developmentno dataCA$653.02kno data
Paul Franzmann
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development3.33yrsno datano data
Margaret Proven
Executive Vice President of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Pedro Melo
Executive Vice President of Information Technology3.17yrsno data0.0060%
CA$ 28.1k

9.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: PBL's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Gordon Pollard
Executive Chairman9.33yrsCA$100.95kno data
John Pollard
Co-CEO & Director23.67yrsCA$340.43kno data
Douglas Pollard
Co-CEO & Director15.67yrsCA$306.43kno data
Jerry Gray
Lead Independent Director3.5yrsCA$73.43k0.12%
CA$ 568.0k
David Brown
Independent Director3.33yrsCA$68.43k0.021%
CA$ 97.7k
Garry Leach
Independent Director11.67yrsCA$73.43k0.35%
CA$ 1.6m

10.5yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: PBL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PBL 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

Pollard Banknote Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Pollard Banknote Limited
  • Ticker: PBL
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1907
  • Industry: Casinos and Gaming
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: CA$463.749m
  • Shares outstanding: 25.64m
  • Website: https://www.pollardbanknote.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Pollard Banknote Limited
  • 140 Otter Street
  • Winnipeg
  • Manitoba
  • R3T 0M8
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PBLTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADAug 2005
PBKO.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDAug 2005

Biography

Pollard Banknote Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells a range of gaming products and services for the lottery and charitable gaming industries worldwide. The company operates in ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/26 05:36
End of Day Share Price2020/09/25 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.