Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

iA Financial Corporation Inc., through its subsidiary, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., provides various life and health insurance products in Canada and the United States.



Solid track record established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Insurance


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Insurance


CA Market

Return vs Industry: IAG exceeded the Canadian Insurance industry which returned 10.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IAG exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 0.9% over the past year.

Share holder returns

7 Day1.2%1.1%-0.3%
30 Day1.4%-0.5%-2.1%
90 Day11.8%1.4%-1.5%
1 Year29.2%25.0%15.7%10.9%4.4%0.9%
3 Year34.0%22.9%24.6%11.1%15.7%5.4%
5 Year63.0%41.3%44.5%20.1%26.1%7.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is iA Financial undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?


Discount to future cash flow value

Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Undervalued: IAG (CA$60.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$104.53)

Significantly Undervalued: IAG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price Based on Earnings

PE vs Industry: IAG is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the Insurance industry average (12.8x).

PE vs Market: IAG is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the Canadian market (13.7x).

Price Based on Expected Growth

Low PEG Ratio: IAG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)

Price Based on Value of Assets

PB vs Industry: IAG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the CA Insurance industry average (1.1x).

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Future Growth

How is iA Financial expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates

Future Annual Growth Analysis

Earnings vs Savings Rate: IAG's forecast earnings growth (4.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: IAG's earnings (4.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (13.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if IAG's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if IAG's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Estimates

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: IAG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.7%).

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Past Performance

How has iA Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IAG's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: IAG's earnings growth over the past year (12.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: IAG earnings growth over the past year (12.5%) exceeded the Insurance industry -0.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: IAG's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: IAG has a higher Return on Assets than the Insurance industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: IAG has significantly improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is iA Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: IAG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: IAG's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.614510x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: IAG's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if IAG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: IAG reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if IAG has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: IAG has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if IAG has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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What is iA Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Expected Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Notable Dividend: IAG's dividend (3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.03%).

High Dividend: IAG's dividend (3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.98%).

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.9%), IAG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: IAG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (30.7% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of iA Financial's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Denis Ricard (57yo)





Mr. Denis Yves Ricard, F.S.A., F.C.I.A. has been President and Chief Executive Officer of iA Financial Corporation Inc. (Also known as Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc) since Septem ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Denis has recently become CEO, making it difficult to compare their total compensation against companies of similar size in the Canadian market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Denis's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: IAG's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: IAG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

SellCA$101,65723 May 19
Michel Tremblay
Max PriceCA$50.83
SellCA$248,00028 Mar 19
Michel Tremblay
Max PriceCA$49.60
SellCA$246,00026 Mar 19
Michel Tremblay
Max PriceCA$49.20
SellCA$245,35025 Mar 19
Michel Tremblay
Max PriceCA$49.07
BuyCA$51,18126 Feb 19
Jacques Martin
Chairman of the Board
Independent Chairman
Max PriceCA$51.18
SellCA$109,25211 Jan 19
Michael Stickney
Max PriceCA$54.63

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Paul Grimes

    Senior Vice President of Sales

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Denis Ricard (57yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
    • Compensation: CA$3.66m
  • Alain Bergeron

    Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer

    • Tenure: 0.08yrs
  • Manon Gauthier

    Senior Vice-President of Administration

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Lilia Sham

    Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
  • Jacques Potvin

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$1.49m
  • Carl Mustos

    Executive Vice President of Wealth Management

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: CA$1.87m
  • Lyne Pelchat

    Vice-President of Accounting & Taxation

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Marie-Annick Bonneau

    Head of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
  • Pierre Picard

    Manager of Public Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Claude Lamoureux (76yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 9.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$121.50k
  • Louis Têtu (54yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$104.25k
  • Marc Poulin (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$76.08k
  • Denis Ricard (57yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
    • Compensation: CA$3.66m
  • Danielle Morin (63yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$122.00k
  • Benoit Daignault (55yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs
  • Nick Darveau-Garneau (50yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
  • Jacques Martin (63yo)

    Independent Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.1yrs
    • Compensation: CA$191.27k
  • Emma Griffin (46yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.9yrs
    • Compensation: CA$117.34k
  • Agathe Côté (60yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 3.4yrs
    • Compensation: CA$114.90k

Company Information

iA Financial Corporation Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: iA Financial Corporation Inc.
  • Ticker: IAG
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1892
  • Industry: Life and Health Insurance
  • Sector: Insurance
  • Market Cap: CA$6.390b
  • Shares outstanding: 106.33m
  • Website: https://www.ia.ca

Number of Employees


  • iA Financial Corporation Inc.
  • 1080 Grande Allée West
  • Station Terminus
  • Québec
  • Quebec
  • G1K 7M3
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
IAGTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesNew Common SharesCACADFeb 2000
1ODDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Common SharesDEEURFeb 2000
IAF.PRBTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD SER BCACADFeb 2006
IAF.PRGTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)4.3 NCM 5Y PFD GCACADJun 2012
IAF.PRITSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)NON CUM PDF A ICACADMar 2018


iA Financial Corporation Inc., through its subsidiary, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., provides various life and health insurance products in Canada and the United States. The co ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

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DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 03:29
End of Day Share Price2019/10/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.


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