Stella-Jones Inc. produces, markets, and sells pressure treated wood products in Canada and the United States. More Details
SJ passed our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Stella-Jones's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SJ is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SJ's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SJ underperformed the Canadian Forestry industry which returned 28% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SJ exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 1.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Stella-Jones's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Stella-Jones undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SJ (CA$46.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$42.65)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SJ is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SJ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the CA Forestry industry average (14.7x).
PE vs Market: SJ is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.3x) compared to the Canadian market (16.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SJ is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SJ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the CA Forestry industry average (1.5x).
How is Stella-Jones 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: SJ's forecast earnings growth (3.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).
Earnings vs Market: SJ's earnings (3.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (25.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SJ's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SJ's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SJ's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SJ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.2%).
How has Stella-Jones performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SJ has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SJ's current net profit margins (8.4%) are higher than last year (7.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SJ's earnings have grown by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SJ's earnings growth over the past year (31.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SJ earnings growth over the past year (31.1%) underperformed the Forestry industry 31.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SJ's Return on Equity (14.2%) is considered low.
How is Stella-Jones's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SJ's short term assets (CA$1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$308.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: SJ's short term assets (CA$1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$738.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SJ's debt to equity ratio (36.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SJ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 62.8% to 36.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SJ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.7%).
Interest Coverage: SJ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).
What is Stella-Jones's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SJ's dividend (1.3%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.54%).
High Dividend: SJ's dividend (1.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (5.03%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SJ's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SJ's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.5%), SJ's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SJ's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Éric Vachon (52 yo)
Mr. Éric Vachon, CPA, CA, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Stella-Jones Inc., since October 11, 2019 and served as Interim Chief Financial Officer until January 13, 2020. He had ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Éric's total compensation ($USD677.85K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Éric's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||1.25yrs||CA$863.27k||0.0029% |
|Senior Vice-President||8.17yrs||CA$1.45m||0.0036% |
|Senior VP & CFO||1yr||no data||no data|
|VP of Environment & Technology and GM of Atlantic Region||no data||no data||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||22.42yrs||CA$263.53k||0.016% |
|Vice-President||no data||no data||0.0090% |
|Vice President Environment Health and Safety||no data||no data||0.0012% |
Experienced Management: SJ's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||1.25yrs||CA$863.27k||0.0029% |
|Independent Director||5.75yrs||CA$107.50k||0.0075% |
|Independent Corporate Director||1yr||no data||0.012% |
|Independent Chairperson of the Board||2.33yrs||CA$150.00k||0.0097% |
|Independent Corporate Director||1.08yrs||CA$3.80k||no data|
|Independent Director||0.67yr||no data||0.015% |
|Director||no data||no data||no data|
|Corporate Independent Director||2.08yrs||CA$107.50k||0.0075% |
|Corporate Independent Director||13.67yrs||CA$107.50k||0.032% |
|Independent Lead Director||no data||CA$107.50k||0.0090% |
Experienced Board: SJ's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SJ 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.
Stella-Jones Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Stella-Jones Inc.
- Ticker: SJ
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1992
- Industry: Forest Products
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$3.088b
- Shares outstanding: 66.85m
- Website: https://www.stella-jones.com
Number of Employees
- Stella-Jones Inc.
- 3100 de la Côte-Vertu Boulevard
- Suite 300
- H4R 2J8
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SJ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jun 1994|
|STLJ.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 1994|
|97S||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1994|
Stella-Jones Inc. produces, markets, and sells pressure treated wood products in Canada and the United States. It offers railway ties and timbers for railroad operators; and utility poles for electrical ut...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/18 00:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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