TSX:WILD

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

WildBrain Ltd. develops, produces, distributes, broadcasts, and licenses television and film programs for conventional and specialty terrestrial and cable/satellite television broadcasters worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.7%

WILD

-5.6%

CA Entertainment

2.1%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-56.7%

WILD

-53.0%

CA Entertainment

-21.2%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: WILD underperformed the Canadian Entertainment industry which returned -54.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WILD underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -22.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WILDIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.7%-5.6%2.1%
30 Day-28.8%-58.6%-13.8%
90 Day-47.8%-63.2%-21.9%
1 Year-56.7%-56.7%-51.1%-53.0%-18.6%-21.2%
3 Yearn/a-70.6%-74.8%-11.0%-19.3%
5 Yearn/a-70.4%-75.7%1.6%-13.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

0.5x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WILD (CA$0.84) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$0.75)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WILD is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WILD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Entertainment industry average.

PE vs Market: WILD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WILD is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the CA Entertainment industry average (1x).


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Future Growth

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

112.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WILD is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: WILD is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: WILD is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WILD's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (3.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WILD's revenue (2.3% 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 WILD's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has WildBrain performed over the past 5 years?

-76.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WILD is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WILD is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WILD is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -76% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WILD's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WILD is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (5.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WILD has a negative Return on Equity (-13.03%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is WildBrain's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WILD's short term assets (CA$442.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$248.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: WILD's short term assets (CA$442.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$531.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WILD's debt to equity ratio (99%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WILD's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 137.7% to 99% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: Whilst unprofitable WILD has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: WILD is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 38.1% per year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WILD'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 WILD's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WILD'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?

1.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Eric Ellenbogen (62yo)

0.67

Tenure

CA$506,446

Compensation

Mr. Eric Ellenbogen has been serves as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board at DHX Media Ltd since August 29, 2019 and served as its Non-Executive Independent Director since Decemeber 1 ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Eric Ellenbogen
CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board0.67yrCA$506.45k0.19% CA$269.7k
Josh Scherba
President2yrsCA$709.38k0.071% CA$102.7k
Aaron Ames
Chief Financial Officer0.58yrCA$1.04m0.040% CA$58.0k
Rosalind Nowicki
Executive Vice President of Peanuts Worldwide1.5yrsCA$872.86kno data
Steven DeNure
Co-Founderno dataCA$2.59mno data
Danielle Neath
Executive VP Finance & Chief Accounting Officer1.25yrsno datano data
Nancy Chan-Palmateer
Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
James Bishop
General Counsel & Corporate Secretaryno datano data0.0042% CA$6.1k
Shaun Smith
Director of Corporate & Trade Communicationsno datano datano data
Liz Thompson
Vice President of Marketing & Communications0.17yrno datano data

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WILD's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Eric Ellenbogen
CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board0.67yrCA$506.45k0.19% CA$269.7k
Alan Hibben
Non-Executive Independent Director2.08yrsCA$178.35k0.052% CA$74.5k
Donald Wright
Non-Executive Chairman0.67yrCA$264.31k0.094% CA$134.4k
David Colville
Non-Executive Independent Director5.92yrsCA$220.56kno data
D. Machum
Non-Executive Director5.92yrsCA$286.31k0.090% CA$129.7k
Deborah Drisdell
Non-Executive Director4.33yrsCA$311.06k0.020% CA$28.1k
Jonathan Whitcher
Non-Executive Director1.83yrsCA$250.35k1.05% CA$1.5m
Amanda Cupples
Non-Executive Independent Director1.33yrsCA$182.25kno data
Steven Landry
Non-Executive Independent Director1.33yrsCA$180.25kno data
Erin Elofson
Non-Executive Independent Director0.33yrno datano data

1.6yrs

Average Tenure

57.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WILD's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WILD 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 3.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

WildBrain Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: WildBrain Ltd.
  • Ticker: WILD
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Movies and Entertainment
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: CA$143.672m
  • Shares outstanding: 171.04m
  • Website: https://www.wildbrain.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • WildBrain Ltd.
  • 5657 Spring Garden Road
  • Suite 505
  • Halifax
  • Nova Scotia
  • B3J 3R4
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WILDTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon Variable Voting SharesCACADMay 2018
WLDB.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon Variable Voting SharesUSUSDMay 2018

Biography

WildBrain Ltd. develops, produces, distributes, broadcasts, and licenses television and film programs for conventional and specialty terrestrial and cable/satellite television broadcasters worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Content Business, DHX Television, and Consumer Products Represented. It focuses on children’s, youth, and family productions; offers animation programs; and provides production services. The company also sells initial broadcast rights; packages programs; and reuses rights to existing series to individual broadcasters and other content exhibitors, as well as pre-sells series in development. In addition, the company holds broadcast licenses for Family Channel, Family Jr., Télémagino, and Family CHRGD television channels; and exploits the company’s own and third party brands in toys, games, apparel, publishing, and other categories. Further, it licenses its brands, such as Peanuts, Strawberry Shortcake, Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Johnny Test, In the Night Garden, and Twirlywoos, as well as music publishing and retransmission rights, and live tours. The company was formerly known as DHX Media Ltd. and changed its name to WildBrain Ltd. in December 2019. WildBrain Ltd. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/07 05:15
End of Day Share Price2020/04/06 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.