TSX:SAP

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Executive Summary

Saputo Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes dairy products in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Average dividend payer and fair value.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SAP is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SAP's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.8%

SAP

0.009%

CA Food

-0.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-10.6%

SAP

4.8%

CA Food

1.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: SAP underperformed the Canadian Food industry which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SAP underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 2.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SAPIndustryMarket
7 Day0.8%0.009%-0.2%
30 Day1.6%1.9%4.0%
90 Day3.3%11.8%12.9%
1 Year-8.8%-10.6%7.1%4.8%5.2%1.5%
3 Year-10.8%-15.3%-7.5%-12.7%14.2%3.4%
5 Year14.6%5.7%35.8%24.4%63.2%38.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

30.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SAP (CA$35.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$51.32)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SAP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SAP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the CA Food industry average (16.6x).

PE vs Market: SAP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the Canadian market (16.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SAP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SAP is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the CA Food industry average (2.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Saputo forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

10.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SAP's forecast earnings growth (10.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).

Earnings vs Market: SAP's earnings (10.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (27.6% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SAP's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SAP's revenue (3.7% 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 SAP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Saputo performed over the past 5 years?

0.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SAP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SAP's current net profit margins (4.1%) are lower than last year (5.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SAP's earnings have grown by 0.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SAP had negative earnings growth (-21.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Food industry average (46.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SAP's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Saputo's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SAP's short term assets (CA$4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$2.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: SAP's short term assets (CA$4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$4.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SAP's debt to equity ratio (60.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SAP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 47.4% to 60.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SAP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (34%).

Interest Coverage: SAP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Saputo current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.95%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SAP's dividend (1.95%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.53%).

High Dividend: SAP's dividend (1.95%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.96%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: SAP's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47%), SAP'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?

5.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lino Saputo (53 yo)

16.83yrs

Tenure

CA$4,004,000

Compensation

Mr. Lino Anthony Saputo, Jr., has been Chief Executive Officer of Saputo Inc., since March 2004 and its Chairman of the Board since August 2017 and Director since 2001. Mr. Saputo has been an Independent D...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lino's total compensation ($USD3.17M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD6.61M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lino Saputo
Chairman & CEO16.83yrsCA$4.00m0.024%
CA$ 3.5m
Kai Bockmann
President & COO and President & COO of International Sector3.75yrsCA$5.17m0.012%
CA$ 1.8m
Maxime Therrien
CFO & Secretary3.42yrsCA$3.40m0.0096%
CA$ 1.4m
Terry Brockman
Chief Business Officer of Dairy Division (USA)14.75yrsCA$3.57m0.025%
CA$ 3.7m
Sandy Vassiadis
Vice President of Communications & Corporate Responsibility and Investor Relationno datano datano data
Isabelle Viger
Senior Vice President of Legal Affairsno datano datano data
Gaétane Wagner
Chief Human Resources Officer6yrsCA$690.72k0.0080%
CA$ 1.2m
Carl Colizza
President & COO - North America and Dairy Division (USA)5.75yrsCA$3.30m0.0069%
CA$ 1.0m
Martin Gagnon
Chief Acquisition & Strategic Development Officer5yrsno data0.0037%
CA$ 543.8k
Frank Guido
President & COO of Dairy Division Canada1.75yrsno data0.0015%
CA$ 222.8k
Tom Atherton
President & COO of Saputo’s Dairy Division (UK)1.75yrsno datano data
Richard Wallace
President & COO of Saputo’s Dairy Division (Australia)no datano data0.00098%
CA$ 143.7k

5.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: SAP's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Lino Saputo
Chairman & CEO16.83yrsCA$4.00m0.024%
CA$ 3.5m
Annette Verschuren
Independent Director7.42yrsCA$260.00k0.0019%
CA$ 285.8k
Henry Demone
Independent Corporate Director8.5yrsCA$260.00k0.0024%
CA$ 357.7k
Louis-Philippe Carrière
Non-independent Corporate Director3.42yrsCA$932.01k0.011%
CA$ 1.7m
Karen Kinsley
Independent Corporate Director5.17yrsCA$260.00k0.0017%
CA$ 243.3k
Antonio Meti
Independent Director13yrsCA$315.00k0.0051%
CA$ 743.2k
Franziska Ruf
Independent Director4.42yrsCA$260.00k0.00049%
CA$ 71.8k
Diane Nyisztor
Independent Director4.42yrsCA$260.00k0.0012%
CA$ 178.8k
Annalisa King
Independent Director8.5yrsCA$260.00k0.00074%
CA$ 108.5k
Anthony Fata
Independent Lead Directorno dataCA$340.00k0.0029%
CA$ 428.0k

5.2yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SAP's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SAP 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

Saputo Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Saputo Inc.
  • Ticker: SAP
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1954
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: CA$14.658b
  • Shares outstanding: 410.37m
  • Website: https://www.saputo.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Saputo Inc.
  • 6869, MEtropolitain Boulevard East
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • H1P 1X8
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SAPTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADOct 1997
SB7DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEUROct 1997
SAPI.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDOct 1997

Biography

Saputo Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces, markets, and distributes dairy products in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The company offers cheeses, including mo...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/22 00:42
End of Day Share Price2021/01/21 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.