AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Canada; and Illinois, the United States. More Details
No risks detected for ACQ from our risk checks.
Reasonable growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has AutoCanada's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ACQ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ACQ's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
CA Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: ACQ exceeded the Canadian Specialty Retail industry which returned 122.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACQ exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 42.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is AutoCanada's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAutoCanada (TSE:ACQ) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
1 month ago | Simply Wall StAutoCanada Inc.'s (TSE:ACQ) Has Found A Path To Profitability
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWhat Is The Ownership Structure Like For AutoCanada Inc. (TSE:ACQ)?
Is AutoCanada 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: ACQ (CA$39.87) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$125.38)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACQ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ACQ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Specialty Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: ACQ 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 ACQ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ACQ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.2x) compared to the CA Specialty Retail industry average (2.5x).
How is AutoCanada forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ACQ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.5%).
Earnings vs Market: ACQ is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: ACQ's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ACQ's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (6.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ACQ's revenue (7.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ACQ's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.2%).
How has AutoCanada performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACQ is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: ACQ is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACQ is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 48.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ACQ's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: ACQ is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (-11.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ACQ has a negative Return on Equity (-1.83%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is AutoCanada's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$935.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$942.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$935.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$594.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACQ's debt to equity ratio (270.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ACQ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 164.4% to 270.5% over the past 5 years.
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 ACQ has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: ACQ is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 7.9% per year.
What is AutoCanada current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ACQ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ACQ's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ACQ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ACQ's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ACQ is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ACQ's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Michael Rawluk (46 yo)
Mr. Michael Rawluk has been President of AutoCanada Inc. since June 27, 2018 and its Director since August 9, 2018. Mr. Rawluk has full responsibility over dealership operations, as well as associated func...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD1.45M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.21M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Michael's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ACQ's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ACQ's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
AutoCanada Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AutoCanada Inc.
- Ticker: ACQ
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: CA$1.130b
- Shares outstanding: 27.23m
- Website: https://www.autocan.ca
Number of Employees
- AutoCanada Inc.
- 200-15511 123 Avenue NW
- T5V 0C3
AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Canada; and Illi...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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