TSX:GVC

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Glacier Media

Executive Summary

Glacier Media Inc. operates as an information and marketing solutions company in Canada and the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Glacier Media's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GVC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-14.3%

GVC

0.7%

CA Media

-0.05%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-50.0%

GVC

-14.8%

CA Media

-24.6%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: GVC underperformed the Canadian Media industry which returned -14.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GVC underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -23.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GVCIndustryMarket
7 Day-14.3%0.7%-0.05%
30 Day-31.8%-9.8%-21.2%
90 Day-45.5%-17.0%-24.7%
1 Year-50.0%-50.0%-12.0%-14.8%-22.1%-24.6%
3 Year-54.5%-54.5%3.4%-8.6%-14.2%-22.1%
5 Year-76.6%-76.9%8.2%-13.1%-1.9%-16.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Glacier Media undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.02x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate GVC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate GVC's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GVC is good value based on its PE Ratio (1x) compared to the Media industry average (6.9x).

PE vs Market: GVC is good value based on its PE Ratio (1x) compared to the Canadian market (10.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GVC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GVC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the CA Media industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Glacier Media forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

6.0%

Forecasted Media industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Glacier Media has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Glacier Media performed over the past 5 years?

51.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GVC has a large one-off gain of CA$37.5M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: GVC's current net profit margins (18.5%) are higher than last year (0.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GVC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 51.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: GVC's earnings growth over the past year (5136.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (51.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GVC earnings growth over the past year (5136.9%) exceeded the Media industry 81.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: GVC's Return on Equity (18.8%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Glacier Media's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GVC's short term assets (CA$45.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$42.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: GVC's short term assets (CA$45.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$30.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GVC's debt to equity ratio (9.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GVC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.5% to 9.3% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: GVC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.5x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: GVC is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: GVC is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Glacier Media's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate GVC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate GVC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GVC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if GVC's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: GVC is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of GVC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


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Management

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

7.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jonathon James Kennedy

22.25s

Tenure

CA$751,791

Compensation

Mr. Jonathon James Leslie Kennedy has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of GVIC Communications Corp. since March 23, 2006. Mr. Kennedy has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Gla ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jonathon James's total compensation ($USD531.32K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD158.02K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathon James Kennedy
CEO, President & Director22.25yrsCA$751.79k0.25% CA$95.7k
Orest Smysnuik
Chief Financial Officer16.25yrsCA$404.49k0.19% CA$70.9k
Mark Melville
President of Glacier Business Informationno dataCA$683.58k0.071% CA$26.6k
Bruce Aunger
Secretary & Director20yrsCA$29.00k0.33% CA$123.8k
Bill Whitelaw
Executive Vice President of Business Informationno datano datano data
Peter Kvarnstrom
President of Community Mediano datano datano data
Bob Willcox
President of Glacier FarmMedia3.58yrsno datano data
Alvin Brouwer
President of Lower Mainland Publishing Ltd & Community Digital Media7yrsno datano data
Janny Vincent
CEO & President of Fundatano datano datano data
Martin Robert
President of Inceptus Media3.58yrsno datano data

7.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: GVC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathon James Kennedy
CEO, President & Director22.25yrsCA$751.79k0.25% CA$95.7k
Bruce Aunger
Secretary & Director20yrsCA$29.00k0.33% CA$123.8k
Andrew Robertson
Executive Chairman of InfoMine and Chief Executive Officer of InfoMine3.58yrsno datano data
Geoffrey Scott
Independent Director20yrsCA$28.00k0.36% CA$136.8k
Sam Grippo
Chairman of the Boardno dataCA$25.00k0.56% CA$211.4k
S. Heming
Director19.92yrsCA$43.10kno data
Hugh McKinnon
Director0.42yrno datano data

20.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: GVC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 20 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Glacier Media Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Glacier Media Inc.
  • Ticker: GVC
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Publishing
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: CA$37.564m
  • Shares outstanding: 125.21m
  • Website: https://www.glaciermedia.ca

Number of Employees


Location

  • Glacier Media Inc.
  • 2188 Yukon Street
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V5Y 3P1
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GVCTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMar 1989
GLMF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 1989

Biography

Glacier Media Inc. operates as an information and marketing solutions company in Canada and the United States. It operates through three segments: Environmental, Property and Financial Information; Commodities Information; and Community Media. The company publishes local daily and weekly newspapers, and related publications, as well as develops Websites and digital products in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, and the United States. It also provides crucial data, news, and analysis, such as dissect complex markets, news and context, invest with confidence, mitigate risk, benchmark financials, and build sales pipeline solutions; and digital and print advertising, audience delivery, storytelling, and events services. In addition, the company offers research and advisory services; and operates an online real estate portal. It serves clients in various sectors, such as agriculture, energy, mining, real estate, regional business, environmental risk, regulatory compliance, financial data, community media, and weather. The company was formerly known as Glacier Ventures International Corp. and changed its name to Glacier Media Inc. in July 2008. Glacier Media Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 02:16
End of Day Share Price2020/04/02 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.