Stock Analysis Report

Shaw Communications

Executive Summary

Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a connectivity company in North America.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Shaw Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SJR.B has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Media


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Media


CA Market

Return vs Industry: SJR.B underperformed the Canadian Media industry which returned -14.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SJR.B exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -24.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.0%2.4%3.0%
30 Day-8.4%-10.5%-21.2%
90 Day-16.9%-16.7%-24.4%
1 Year-17.4%-21.1%-12.1%-14.9%-22.0%-24.5%
3 Year-9.3%-20.7%2.4%-9.4%-13.9%-21.9%
5 Year-5.8%-24.8%7.2%-13.8%-2.0%-16.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SJR.B (CA$22.38) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$39.72)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SJR.B is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the Media industry average (6.8x).

PE vs Market: SJR.B is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the Canadian market (10.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SJR.B is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SJR.B is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the CA Media industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Shaw Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SJR.B's forecast earnings growth (5.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.4%).

Earnings vs Market: SJR.B's earnings (5.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SJR.B's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (3.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SJR.B's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SJR.B's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Shaw Communications performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SJR.B has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SJR.B's current net profit margins (13%) are higher than last year (1.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SJR.B's earnings have declined by -9.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SJR.B's earnings growth over the past year (598%) exceeds its 5-year average (-9.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SJR.B earnings growth over the past year (598%) exceeded the Media industry 81.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SJR.B's Return on Equity (11.3%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Shaw Communications's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SJR.B's short term assets (CA$899.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$1.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: SJR.B's short term assets (CA$899.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$7.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SJR.B's debt to equity ratio (66.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SJR.B's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 108.4% to 66.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SJR.B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.7%).

Interest Coverage: SJR.B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: SJR.B has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SJR.B's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SJR.B's dividend (5.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.7%).

High Dividend: SJR.B's dividend (5.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (8.68%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (87.2%), SJR.B's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SJR.B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Brad Shaw (55yo)





Mr. Bradley S. Shaw, also known as Brad, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Communications Inc. since November 17, 2010. Mr. Shaw served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Shaw Communicati ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD8.47M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.30M).

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

Leadership Team

Bradley Shaw
Executive Chair & CEO9.42yrsCA$11.99m1.41% CA$161.0m
Jay Mehr
President4.08yrsCA$9.19mno data
Trevor English
Executive VP and Chief Financial & Corporate Development Officer1.92yrsCA$4.71m0.0080% CA$912.4k
Paul McAleese
Former President3yrsCA$4.73m0.00080% CA$91.4k
Zoran Stakic
COO & CTO1.92yrsCA$5.98m0.00043% CA$49.1k
Peter Johnson
Executive VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer4.08yrsno data0.010% CA$1.1m
Katherine Emberly
President of Business1.92yrsno data0.0029% CA$332.3k
Dan Markou
Executive VP and Chief People & Culture Officer1.92yrsno data0.0032% CA$363.1k
Nancy Phillips
CEO & President of ViaWestno datano datano data
Chethan Lakshman
Vice President of External Affairsno datano datano data


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: SJR.B's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Bradley Shaw
Executive Chair & CEO9.42yrsCA$11.99m1.41% CA$161.0m
Peter Bissonnette
Independent Director11.25yrsCA$176.17k0.080% CA$9.2m
Michael O'Brien
Independent Corporate Director16.5yrsCA$239.50k0.0067% CA$769.6k
Carl Vogel
Independent Director13.5yrsCA$246.88k0.0068% CA$773.1k
J. Sparkman
Independent Corporate Director26.25yrsCA$243.60k0.013% CA$1.5m
Jeffrey Royer
Independent Director25.25yrsCA$181.17k0.46% CA$52.5m
Willard Yuill
Independent Director21.25yrsCA$195.42k0.69% CA$79.0m
Adrian Burns
Independent Director19.25yrsCA$183.17k0.0017% CA$189.6k
Paul Pew
Lead Director5.25yrsCA$348.67k0.025% CA$2.8m
Gregory Keating
Independent Corporate Director13.25yrsCA$181.17k0.014% CA$1.6m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SJR.B's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.9 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SJR.B 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

Shaw Communications Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Ticker: SJR.B
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Cable and Satellite
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: CA$11.419b
  • Shares outstanding: 516.67m
  • Website: https://www.shaw.ca

Number of Employees


  • Shaw Communications Inc.
  • 630–3rd Avenue SW
  • Suite 900
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T2P 4L4
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SJRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesClass B Non-Voting SharesUSUSDMar 1983
SJR.BTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesClass B Non-Voting SharesCACADMar 1983
SWCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesClass B Non-Voting SharesDEEURMar 1983
SJR.ATSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)Class A SharesCACADSep 1988
SJRW.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)Class A SharesUSUSDSep 1988
SJR.PRATSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)CV PFD CL 2-ACACADMay 2011
SJR.PRBTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)PFD CL 2 SER BCACADJul 2016


Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a connectivity company in North America. The company operates through Wireline and Wireless segments. The Wireline segment provides broadband Internet, Shaw Go Wi-Fi, video, and digital phone services to residential customers; and Internet, data, Wi-Fi, digital phone, and video services to business customers. The Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data communications services. The company was formerly known as Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. and changed its name to Shaw Communications Inc. in May 1993. Shaw Communications Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/04 01:17
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/08/31

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.