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Yellow PagesTSX:Y Stock Report

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19 Jan, 2022


Company Financials +
Y fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

Y Stock Overview

Yellow Pages Limited operates as a digital media and marketing solutions company in Canada.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Yellow Pages
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$14.55
52 Week HighCA$15.20
52 Week LowCA$11.47
1 Month Change3.19%
3 Month Change7.70%
1 Year Change18.49%
3 Year Change153.04%
5 Year Change-19.12%
Change since IPO112.10%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 06
Yellow Pages' (TSE:Y) Dividend Will Be Increased To CA$0.15

Yellow Pages' (TSE:Y) Dividend Will Be Increased To CA$0.15

Yellow Pages Limited ( TSE:Y ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 30th of June to CA$0.15...

Shareholder Returns

YCA Interactive Media and ServicesCA Market

Return vs Industry: Y exceeded the Canadian Interactive Media and Services industry which returned -55.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: Y matched the Canadian Market which returned 18.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is Y's price volatile compared to industry and market?
Y volatility
Y Average Weekly Movement3.2%
Interactive Media and Services Industry Average Movement12.5%
Market Average Movement9.8%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market17.6%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market3.7%

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

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

About the Company

1908652David Eckert

Yellow Pages Limited operates as a digital media and marketing solutions company in Canada. The company provides digital and traditional marketing solutions, including online and mobile priority placement on Yellow Pages digital media properties, content syndication, search engine solutions, website fulfillment, social media campaign management, digital display advertising, video production, e-commerce, and print advertising to small and medium-sized businesses. Its online properties include that allows users to discover and transact within their local neighborhoods through merchant profiles, editorial content, reviews, and booking functionalities; Canada411 for personal and local business information; and, a digital directory service.

Yellow Pages Fundamentals Summary

How do Yellow Pages's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
Y fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$399.90m
Earnings (TTM)CA$48.72m
Revenue (TTM)CA$295.69m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
Y income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$190.41m
Gross ProfitCA$105.28m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.77
Gross Margin35.60%
Net Profit Margin16.47%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did Y perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Yellow Pages 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: Y (CA$14.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$17.62)

Significantly Below Fair Value: Y is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: Y is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the North American Interactive Media and Services industry average (25.6x).

PE vs Market: Y is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the Canadian market (13.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: Y is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.9x) compared to the CA Interactive Media and Services industry average (2.8x).

Future Growth

How is Yellow Pages forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if Y's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if Y's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: Y's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-16.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: Y's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-16.6% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

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

Past Performance

How has Yellow Pages performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: Y has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: Y's current net profit margins (16.5%) are lower than last year (27.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Y has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Y's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: Y had negative earnings growth (-49.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Interactive Media and Services industry average (-9.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: Y's Return on Equity (59.3%) is considered outstanding.

Financial Health

How is Yellow Pages's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: Y's short term assets (CA$158.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$61.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: Y's short term assets (CA$158.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$128.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: Y is debt free.

Reducing Debt: Y has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 64.8%.

Debt Coverage: Y has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: Y has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Y's dividend (4.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.59%).

High Dividend: Y's dividend (4.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (4.61%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, Y has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: Y's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 2 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.4%), Y's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Y's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.5% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


David Eckert (66 yo)





Mr. David Alan Eckert has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Yellow Pages Limited since September 15, 2017. Mr. Eckert served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hibu Plc since March 2014. Mr. Eck...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD9.52M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD800.76K).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: Y's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: Y's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Yellow Pages Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Yellow Pages Limited
  • Ticker: Y
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Interactive Media and Services
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$399.896m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.48m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Yellow Pages Limited
  • 1751 Rue Richardson
  • Suite 2.300
  • Montreal
  • Quebec
  • H3K 1G6
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/19 23:42
End of Day Share Price2022/01/19 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.