Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a connectivity company in North America.
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Shaw Communications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) Trading At A 43% Discount?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) An Attractive Dividend Stock?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StIs There More To Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) Than Its 8.0% Returns On Capital?
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).
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
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.
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$7.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SJR.B's debt to equity ratio (66.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SJR.B's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 108.4% to 66.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SJR.B's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (38.7%).
Interest Coverage: SJR.B's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).
Inventory Level: SJR.B has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SJR.B's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
What is Shaw Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SJR.B's dividend (5.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.7%).
High Dividend: SJR.B's dividend (5.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (8.68%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SJR.B's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SJR.B's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (87.2%), SJR.B's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SJR.B's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (84% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brad Shaw (55yo)
Mr. Bradley S. Shaw, also known as Brad, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Communications Inc. since November 17, 2010. Mr. Shaw served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Shaw Communicati ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($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.
|Executive Chair & CEO||9.42yrs||CA$11.99m||1.41% CA$161.0m|
|Executive VP and Chief Financial & Corporate Development Officer||1.92yrs||CA$4.71m||0.0080% CA$912.4k|
|Former President||3yrs||CA$4.73m||0.00080% CA$91.4k|
|COO & CTO||1.92yrs||CA$5.98m||0.00043% CA$49.1k|
|Executive VP and Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer||4.08yrs||no data||0.010% CA$1.1m|
|President of Business||1.92yrs||no data||0.0029% CA$332.3k|
|Executive VP and Chief People & Culture Officer||1.92yrs||no data||0.0032% CA$363.1k|
|CEO & President of ViaWest||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of External Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SJR.B's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
|Executive Chair & CEO||9.42yrs||CA$11.99m||1.41% CA$161.0m|
|Independent Director||11.25yrs||CA$176.17k||0.080% CA$9.2m|
|Independent Corporate Director||16.5yrs||CA$239.50k||0.0067% CA$769.6k|
|Independent Director||13.5yrs||CA$246.88k||0.0068% CA$773.1k|
|Independent Corporate Director||26.25yrs||CA$243.60k||0.013% CA$1.5m|
|Independent Director||25.25yrs||CA$181.17k||0.46% CA$52.5m|
|Independent Director||21.25yrs||CA$195.42k||0.69% CA$79.0m|
|Independent Director||19.25yrs||CA$183.17k||0.0017% CA$189.6k|
|Lead Director||5.25yrs||CA$348.67k||0.025% CA$2.8m|
|Independent Corporate Director||13.25yrs||CA$181.17k||0.014% CA$1.6m|
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Shaw Communications Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- T2P 4L4
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SJR||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Non-Voting Shares||US||USD||Mar 1983|
|SJR.B||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Non-Voting Shares||CA||CAD||Mar 1983|
|SWC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Non-Voting Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 1983|
|SJR.A||TSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)||Class A Shares||CA||CAD||Sep 1988|
|SJRW.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Class A Shares||US||USD||Sep 1988|
|SJR.PRA||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||CV PFD CL 2-A||CA||CAD||May 2011|
|SJR.PRB||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||PFD CL 2 SER B||CA||CAD||Jul 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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 01:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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