Cameco Corporation produces and sells uranium worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Cameco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CCO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
CA Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: CCO underperformed the Canadian Oil and Gas industry which returned 0.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CCO underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 5.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cameco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 days ago | Simply Wall StDespite Its High P/E Ratio, Is Cameco Corporation (TSE:CCO) Still Undervalued?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Cameco Corporation's (TSE:CCO) CEO Being Overpaid?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWhy Cameco Corporation’s (TSE:CCO) Use Of Investor Capital Doesn’t Look Great
Is Cameco 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: CCO (CA$12.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$18.1)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CCO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.5x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (11.1x).
PE vs Market: CCO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (65.5x) compared to the Canadian market (15.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CCO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CCO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the CA Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).
How is Cameco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CCO's forecast earnings growth (45.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.4%).
Earnings vs Market: CCO's earnings (45.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (10.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CCO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CCO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.8% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CCO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.2%).
How has Cameco performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CCO has a large one-off loss of CA$104.0M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CCO's current net profit margins (4%) are lower than last year (8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CCO's earnings have declined by -2.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CCO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CCO had negative earnings growth (-55.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CCO's Return on Equity (1.5%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Cameco's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CCO's short term assets (CA$1.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$277.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: CCO's short term assets (CA$1.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$2.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CCO's debt to equity ratio (20%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: CCO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 27.4% to 20% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CCO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (52.9%).
Interest Coverage: CCO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: CCO has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CCO's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.8x debt).
What is Cameco's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: CCO's dividend (0.65%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.91%).
High Dividend: CCO's dividend (0.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.32%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CCO is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: CCO is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CCO is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CCO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Gitzel (56yo)
Mr. Timothy S. Gitzel, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Cameco Corporation since July 1, 2011 and has been its President since May 14, 2010. Mr. Gitzel serves as the President of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD5.11M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.83M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||8.6yrs||CA$2.71m||0.022% CA$1.1m|
|Senior VP & COO||2.6yrs||CA$2.39m||0.00063% CA$30.5k|
|Senior VP||5.8yrs||CA$1.70m||0.011% CA$527.5k|
|Senior VP & Chief Corporate Officer||8.6yrs||CA$1.72m||0.019% CA$924.6k|
|Director of Investor Relations||7.6yrs||no data||0.0022% CA$105.2k|
|Director of North American Exploration & VP of Exploration||7.8yrs||no data||0.0042% CA$201.7k|
|Vice-President & Controller||0yrs||no data||0.0016% CA$76.1k|
|Manager of Treasury & Insurance||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CCO's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11.1yrs||CA$224.22k||0.0023% CA$110.1k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.8yrs||CA$230.00k||0.019% CA$918.8k|
|Independent Director||9.1yrs||CA$221.80k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.1yrs||CA$216.59k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.1yrs||CA$229.27k||no data|
|Independent Director||14.1yrs||CA$216.00k||0.000030% CA$1.5k|
|Independent Director||6.1yrs||CA$229.50k||0.0038% CA$183.8k|
|Independent Director||11.1yrs||CA$203.12k||no data|
Experienced Board: CCO's board of directors are considered experienced (9.1 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cameco Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cameco Corporation
- Ticker: CCO
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1987
- Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: CA$4.849b
- Shares outstanding: 395.80m
- Website: https://www.cameco.com
Number of Employees
- Cameco Corporation
- 2121-11th Street West
- S7M 1J3
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CCJ||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jul 1991|
|CCO||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jul 1991|
|CJ6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1991|
|CCO||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Jul 1991|
|0R35||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||CAD||Jul 1991|
Cameco Corporation produces and sells uranium worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Uranium and Fuel Services. The Uranium segment is involved in the exploration for, mining, and milling, as well as purchase and sale of uranium concentrate. Its operating uranium properties include the Cigar Lake property located in Saskatchewan, Canada; and the Inkai property located in Kazakhstan. The Fuel Services segment engages in the refining, conversion, and fabrication of uranium concentrate, as well as the purchase and sale of conversion services. This segment also produces fuel bundles and reactor components for CANDU reactors; and provides consulting services to CANDU operators. The company sells its uranium and fuel services to nuclear utilities. Cameco Corporation was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/15 23:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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