ACQ Stock Overview
AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$32.30|
|52 Week High||CA$59.26|
|52 Week Low||CA$22.49|
|1 Month Change||-27.56%|
|3 Month Change||-32.64%|
|1 Year Change||11.00%|
|3 Year Change||152.94%|
|5 Year Change||61.82%|
|Change since IPO||207.62%|
Recent News & Updates
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|ACQ||CA Specialty Retail||CA Market|
Return vs Industry: ACQ underperformed the Canadian Specialty Retail industry which returned 58.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACQ underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 22.1% over the past year.
|ACQ Average Weekly Movement||7.3%|
|Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement||5.8%|
|Market Average Movement||9.4%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||17.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||3.5%|
Stable Share Price: ACQ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ACQ's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships. The company offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles, vehicle leasing, vehicle parts, vehicle maintenance and collision repair services, extended service contracts, and vehicle protection and other after-market products. It also arranges financing and insurance for vehicle purchases by its customers through third-party finance and insurance sources.
AutoCanada Fundamentals Summary
|ACQ fundamental statistics|
Is ACQ overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ACQ income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CA$3.60b|
Last Reported Earnings
Sep 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||4.34|
|Net Profit Margin||2.73%|
How did ACQ perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
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$32.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$280.72)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACQ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ACQ is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the Canadian Specialty Retail industry average (9x).
PE vs Market: ACQ is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the Canadian market (12.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ACQ is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ACQ's PB Ratio (2.1x) is in line with the CA Specialty Retail industry average.
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's forecast earnings growth (27.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: ACQ's earnings (27.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (10.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ACQ's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ACQ's revenue (4.7% 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 high in 3 years time (36.5%)
How has AutoCanada performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACQ has a large one-off gain of CA$67.2M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: ACQ became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACQ has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 8.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: ACQ has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: ACQ has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (144.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst ACQ's Return on Equity (27.23%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is AutoCanada's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$900.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$792.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$900.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$645.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACQ's net debt to equity ratio (135.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ACQ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 180.9% to 184.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ACQ's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.9%).
Interest Coverage: ACQ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).
What is AutoCanada current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ACQ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ACQ's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ACQ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ACQ's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ACQ is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ACQ's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Michael Rawluk (47 yo)
Mr. Michael Rawluk has been President of AutoCanada Inc. since June 27, 2018 and its Director since August 9, 2018. Mr. Rawluk has full responsibility over dealership operations, as well as associated func...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD1.42M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.08M).
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 (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ACQ's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
AutoCanada Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AutoCanada Inc.
- Ticker: ACQ
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: CA$879.433m
- Shares outstanding: 27.23m
- Website: https://www.autocan.ca
Number of Employees
- AutoCanada Inc.
- 200-15511 123 Avenue NW
- T5V 0C3
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/11/28 23:01|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/26 00:00|
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.