Should You Be Concerned About Molson Coors Canada Inc’s (TSE:TPX.B) Earnings Growth?

Examining Molson Coors Canada Inc’s (TSE:TPX.B) past track record of performance is a useful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess TPX.B’s latest performance announced on 30 June 2018 and weight these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements.

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Did TPX.B perform better than its track record and industry?

TPX.B recently turned a profit of US$10.20m (most recent trailing twelve-months) compared to its average loss of -US$189.67m over the past five years.

In the last few years, Molson Coors Canada top-line expansion has overtaken earnings and the growth rate of expenses. Though this has caused a margin contraction, it has cushioned Molson Coors Canada’s earnings contraction. Viewing growth from a sector-level, the Canadian beverage industry has been This growth is a median of profitable companies of 5 Beverage companies in CA including Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits, Corby Spirit and Wine and Corby Spirit and Wine.

TSX:TPX.B Income Statement Export August 6th 18
TSX:TPX.B Income Statement Export August 6th 18
In terms of returns from investment, Molson Coors Canada has not invested its equity funds well, leading to a 1.23% return on equity (ROE), below the sensible minimum of 20%. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 2.97% is below the CA Beverage industry of 7.48%, indicating Molson Coors Canada’s are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Molson Coors Canada’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 2.04% to 0.20%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 204.44% to 240.58% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

While past data is useful, it doesn’t tell the whole story. I suggest you continue to research Molson Coors Canada to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Financial Health: Is TPX.B’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  2. Valuation: What is TPX.B worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether TPX.B is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.
NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 30 June 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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