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Cogeco Communications TSX:CCA Stock Report

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23 May, 2022


Company Financials +
CCA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6

CCA Stock Overview

Cogeco Communications Inc. operates as a communications corporation in North America.

Cogeco Communications Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Cogeco Communications
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$102.92
52 Week HighCA$123.07
52 Week LowCA$93.80
1 Month Change-7.23%
3 Month Change-1.35%
1 Year Change-9.48%
3 Year Change12.13%
5 Year Change32.15%
Change since IPO794.96%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

CCACA MediaCA Market

Return vs Industry: CCA underperformed the Canadian Media industry which returned -7.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CCA underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CCA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CCA volatility
CCA Average Weekly Movement3.3%
Media Industry Average Movement5.2%
Market Average Movement9.8%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market17.0%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.4%

Stable Share Price: CCA is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CCA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19723,854Philippe Jette

Cogeco Communications Inc. operates as a communications corporation in North America. It operates in two segments, Canadian Broadband Services and American Broadband Services. The company offers Internet, video, and telephony services to residential and business customers through its two-way broadband fiber networks.

Cogeco Communications Fundamentals Summary

How do Cogeco Communications's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CCA fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$4.76b
Earnings (TTM)CA$410.01m
Revenue (TTM)CA$2.70b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CCA income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$1.40b
Gross ProfitCA$1.31b
Other ExpensesCA$898.84m

Last Reported Earnings

Feb 28, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)8.87
Gross Margin48.40%
Net Profit Margin15.16%
Debt/Equity Ratio154.2%

How did CCA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Cogeco Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CCA (CA$102.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$277.71)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CCA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CCA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11.6x) compared to the Canadian Media industry average (11.2x).

PE vs Market: CCA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11.6x) compared to the Canadian market (11.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CCA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CCA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the CA Media industry average (1.3x).

Future Growth

How is Cogeco Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CCA's forecast earnings growth (3.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: CCA's earnings (3.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7.6% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CCA's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (6.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CCA's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CCA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.7%).

Past Performance

How has Cogeco Communications performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CCA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CCA's current net profit margins (15.2%) are lower than last year (15.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CCA has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 12.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: CCA's earnings growth over the past year (4.8%) is below its 5-year average (12.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CCA earnings growth over the past year (4.8%) exceeded the Media industry 2.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CCA's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Cogeco Communications's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CCA's short term assets (CA$511.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$608.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: CCA's short term assets (CA$511.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$5.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CCA's net debt to equity ratio (148.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CCA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 183.9% to 154.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CCA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.3%).

Interest Coverage: CCA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Cogeco Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CCA's dividend (2.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.91%).

High Dividend: CCA's dividend (2.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.91%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.7%), CCA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (55.6%), CCA's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Philippe Jette (56 yo)





Mr. Philippe Jette, Eng, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc., since September 01, 2018. He serves as Director of Cogeco Inc. since January 11, 2019....

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Philippe's total compensation ($USD3.48M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Philippe's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CCA's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: CCA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CCA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Cogeco Communications Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Cogeco Communications Inc.
  • Ticker: CCA
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1972
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$4.756b
  • Shares outstanding: 46.21m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Cogeco Communications Inc.
  • 1, Place Ville-Marie
  • Suite 3301
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • H3B 3N2
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/23 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/08/31

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.