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Market Cap

CA$1.9b

Last Updated

2021/04/11 23:02 UTC

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Executive Summary

SunOpta Inc. manufactures and sells plant-based and fruit-based food and beverage products to retail customers, foodservice distributors, branded food companies, and food manufacturers worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SOY is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SOY's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.2%

SOY

0.4%

CA Food

1.0%

CA Market


1 Year Return

618.1%

SOY

33.9%

CA Food

39.2%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: SOY exceeded the Canadian Food industry which returned 33.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SOY exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 39.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SOYIndustryMarket
7 Day0.2%0.4%1.0%
30 Day5.2%0.6%1.4%
90 Day21.7%6.2%7.5%
1 Year618.1%618.1%36.8%33.9%44.0%39.2%
3 Year98.6%98.6%3.9%-1.9%32.2%19.6%
5 Year172.2%172.2%28.4%17.6%59.4%35.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

6.15x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SOY (CA$18.67) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$6.88)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SOY is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Food industry average.

PE vs Market: SOY 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 SOY's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SOY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.2x) compared to the CA Food industry average (3.2x).


Future Growth

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

66.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.5%).

Earnings vs Market: SOY is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: SOY's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SOY's revenue (5.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SOY's revenue (5.7% 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 SOY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has SunOpta performed over the past 5 years?

-5.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SOY is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SOY is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SOY is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 5.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SOY's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SOY is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (53%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SOY has a negative Return on Equity (-14.21%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is SunOpta's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SOY's short term assets ($249.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($136.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: SOY's short term assets ($249.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($116.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SOY's debt to equity ratio (15.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: SOY's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 113.5% to 15.3% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: Whilst unprofitable SOY has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: SOY is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 18.5% per year.


Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SOY'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 SOY's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SOY'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 SOY's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


Next Steps

Management

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

2.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Joe Ennen (53 yo)

2yrs

Tenure

US$8,677,880

Compensation

Mr. Joseph D. Ennen, also known as Joe, has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of SunOpta Inc since April 1, 2019. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Craft Meats since 2015 unt...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Joe's total compensation ($USD8.68M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD2.07M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Joe's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SOY's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: SOY's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 17.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: SunOpta Inc.
  • Ticker: SOY
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1973
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: CA$1.940b
  • Shares outstanding: 103.89m
  • Website: https://www.sunopta.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • SunOpta Inc.
  • 2233 Argentia Drive
  • Suite 401
  • Mississauga
  • Ontario
  • L5N 2X7
  • Canada

Listings


Biography

SunOpta Inc. manufactures and sells plant-based and fruit-based food and beverage products to retail customers, foodservice distributors, branded food companies, and food manufacturers worldwide. The compa...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/11 23:02
End of Day Share Price2021/04/09 00:00
Earnings2021/01/02
Annual Earnings2021/01/02


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.