Great-West Lifeco Inc., a financial services holding company, engages in the life and health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management, and reinsurance businesses in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
6 star dividend payer with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Great-West Lifeco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GWO's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GWO matched the Canadian Insurance industry which returned -3.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GWO matched the Canadian Market which returned -2.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Great-West Lifeco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Great-West Lifeco 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: GWO (CA$27.06) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$46.68)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GWO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GWO is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the CA Insurance industry average (14.4x).
PE vs Market: GWO is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the Canadian market (16.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GWO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GWO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the CA Insurance industry average (0.9x).
How is Great-West Lifeco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GWO's forecast earnings growth (5.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: GWO's earnings (5.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (26.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GWO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GWO's revenue (36.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (6.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GWO's revenue (36.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GWO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.1%).
How has Great-West Lifeco performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GWO has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GWO's current net profit margins (4.4%) are lower than last year (5.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GWO's earnings have declined by 2.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GWO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GWO had negative earnings growth (-2.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (-2.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GWO's Return on Equity (10.2%) is considered low.
How is Great-West Lifeco's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GWO's short term assets (CA$136.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$6.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: GWO's short term assets (CA$136.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$425.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GWO's debt to equity ratio (23%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: GWO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.1% to 23% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GWO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.9%).
Interest Coverage: GWO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.6x coverage).
What is Great-West Lifeco current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GWO's dividend (6.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.73%).
High Dividend: GWO's dividend (6.47%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.65%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GWO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GWO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.5%), GWO's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GWO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (62.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Paul Mahon (56 yo)
Mr. Paul Anthony Mahon has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of London Life Insurance Company, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Great-West Lifeco Inc. and Canada Life Limited since May 3, 20 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD5.76M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD7.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||5.42yrs||CA$2.82m||0.00055% |
|Executive VP & Global Chief Investment Officer||3yrs||CA$3.53m||0.00034% |
|President & Group Head of Strategy||0.50yr||CA$3.40m||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Risk Officer||5.42yrs||CA$3.19m||0.00075% |
|Senior Vice-President of Corporate Finance & Treasury||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Global Chief Information Officer||4.58yrs||CA$3.01m||0.00018% |
|Senior VP & Chief Compliance Officer||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||2.58yrs||CA$3.51m||no data|
|Assistant Vice President of Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief HR Officer||5.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Internal Auditor||3.25yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: GWO's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
|President & CEO of Putnam Investments LLC and Chair of Great West Lifeco U.S. LLC||1.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||13.25yrs||CA$398.79k||0.0011% |
|Independent Director||6.25yrs||CA$620.02k||0.0027% |
|Independent Director||11.25yrs||CA$526.02k||no data|
|Chairman of the Board||7.25yrs||CA$498.79k||0.0022% |
|Independent Director||6.25yrs||CA$529.40k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||CA$523.99k||no data|
Experienced Board: GWO's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 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.
Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Great-West Lifeco Inc.
- Ticker: GWO
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1891
- Industry: Life and Health Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: CA$25.103b
- Shares outstanding: 927.68m
- Website: https://www.greatwestlifeco.com
Number of Employees
- Great-West Lifeco Inc.
- 100 Osborne Street North
- R3C 1V3
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GWO||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jun 1986|
|GWS||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1986|
|GWLI.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 1986|
|0AH3||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||CAD||Jun 1986|
|GWO.PRI||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD 1ST SER I||CA||CAD||Apr 2006|
|GWO.PRN||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||5YR RATE PFD-N||CA||CAD||Nov 2010|
|GWO.PRQ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER Q||CA||CAD||Jul 2012|
|GWO.PRS||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||1ST PFD SER S||CA||CAD||May 2014|
|GWO.PRT||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||5.15 FST PFD T||CA||CAD||May 2017|
Great-West Lifeco Inc., a financial services holding company, engages in the life and health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management, and reinsurance businesses in Canada, the Unite ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/15 05:45|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/14 00:00|
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