Methanex Corporation produces and supplies methanol in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. More Details
Moderate growth potential with worrying balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Methanex's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MX's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MX underperformed the Canadian Chemicals industry which returned 12.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MX underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 1.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Methanex's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Methanex (TSE:MX) Using Debt In A Risky Way?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StKey Things To Understand About Methanex's (TSE:MX) CEO Pay Cheque
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Sold Methanex Corporation (TSE:MX) Shares Recently?
Is Methanex undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MX (CA$52.16) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$28.5)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MX is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Chemicals industry average.
PE vs Market: MX 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 MX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the CA Chemicals industry average (2.4x).
How is Methanex forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.5%).
Earnings vs Market: MX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MX's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MX's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MX's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.8%).
How has Methanex performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MX is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MX is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MX is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MX's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MX is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (-14.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MX has a negative Return on Equity (-4.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Methanex's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MX's short term assets ($1.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($945.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: MX's short term assets ($1.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MX's debt to equity ratio (174.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 76.5% to 174.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MX's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.3%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if MX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Methanex current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MX's dividend (0.37%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.54%).
High Dividend: MX's dividend (0.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.03%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MX is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: MX is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MX is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Floren (61 yo)
Mr. John N. Floren has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Methanex Corporation since January 1, 2013. Mr. Floren served as a Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Logistics at Methan...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD4.65M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||18yrs||US$2.37m||0.042% |
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Development||8yrs||US$1.82m||0.060% |
|Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Logistics||8yrs||US$1.83m||0.048% |
|Senior Vice President of Manufacturing||4.67yrs||US$1.98m||0.041% |
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||no data||no data||0.011% |
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Resources||3yrs||no data||0.038% |
Experienced Management: MX's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||0.75yr||no data||0.013% |
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$290.35k||0.0039% |
|Independent Director||12.33yrs||US$277.56k||0.035% |
|Independent Director||4.92yrs||US$314.52k||0.0079% |
|Independent Director||14.67yrs||US$282.56k||0.033% |
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$250.49k||0.017% |
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$259.88k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$88.17k||0.0039% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.75yrs||US$329.17k||0.0012% |
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||US$265.06k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$45.00k||0.0079% |
Experienced Board: MX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MX insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Methanex Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Methanex Corporation
- Ticker: MX
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Commodity Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$3.974b
- Shares outstanding: 76.20m
- Website: https://www.methanex.com
Number of Employees
- Methanex Corporation
- 1800 Waterfront Centre
- 200 Burrard Street
- British Columbia
- V6C 3M1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MEOH||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Sep 1991|
|MX||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Sep 1991|
|MX5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 1991|
|MEOH N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Sep 1991|
Methanex Corporation produces and supplies methanol in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. It also purchases methanol produced by others under methanol offtake contracts and on the ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/17 23:01|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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