The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive glass service company in Canada. More Details
Overvalued with worrying balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Western Investment Company of Canada's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.
Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine WI's volatility change over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Consumer Services
1 Year Return
CA Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: WI underperformed the Canadian Consumer Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WI underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -1.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Western Investment Company of Canada's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Western Investment Company of Canada undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WI's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XN Consumer Services industry average.
PE vs Market: WI is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WI's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WI is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the CA Consumer Services industry average (1.4x).
How is Western Investment Company of Canada forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Western Investment Company of Canada has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Take a look at our analysis of WI’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Western Investment Company of Canada competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Consumer Services industry.
How has Western Investment Company of Canada performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WI is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WI is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WI is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 1.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WI's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WI is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (11.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WI has a negative Return on Equity (-21.61%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Western Investment Company of Canada's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WI's short term assets (CA$67.6K) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$495.4K).
Long Term Liabilities: WI's short term assets (CA$67.6K) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$4.3M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WI's debt to equity ratio (32.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if WI's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WI has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WI has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Western Investment Company of Canada current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WI'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 WI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Scott Tannas (58 yo)
Mr. Scott A. Tannas serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Western Investment Company Of Canada Limited since October 2015 and its Secretary. He is a Senator of Canada since 2014. Mr. Tanna...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD132.27K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD164.99K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chief Financial Officer||3yrs||CA$93.68k||no data|
|Chief Operating Officer||3.5yrs||CA$140.46k||3.3% |
Experienced Management: WI's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||CA$10.66k||1.99% |
|Independent Chairman||no data||CA$10.66k||1.99% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||CA$10.66k||2.27% |
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||CA$10.66k||0.21% |
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||CA$10.66k||1.74% |
Experienced Board: WI's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WI 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 Western Investment Company of Canada Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited
- Ticker: WI
- Exchange: TSXV
- Founded: 2015
- Industry: Specialized Consumer Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: CA$6.860m
- Shares outstanding: 30.49m
- Website: https://www.winv.ca
Number of Employees
- The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited
- 1010, 24th Avenue S.E.
- High River
- T1V 2A7
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WI||TSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Feb 2016|
The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive glass service company in Canada. It provides repair and replacement of windshields, side windows, side ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/24 00:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/23 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.