ACQ Stock Overview
AutoCanada Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchised automobile dealerships.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$22.64|
|52 Week High||CA$48.94|
|52 Week Low||CA$21.19|
|1 Month Change||-21.90%|
|3 Month Change||-7.82%|
|1 Year Change||-52.21%|
|3 Year Change||200.27%|
|5 Year Change||-2.62%|
|Change since IPO||115.62%|
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 -15.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ACQ underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -6.6% over the past year.
|ACQ Average Weekly Movement||6.3%|
|Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement||6.6%|
|Market Average Movement||9.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||18.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||3.8%|
Stable Share Price: ACQ is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ACQ's weekly volatility (6%) 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$4.45b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||5.58|
|Net Profit Margin||2.72%|
How did ACQ perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is ACQ undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for ACQ?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is ACQ's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does ACQ's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|ACQ PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: ACQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.1x) compared to the peer average (8.6x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does ACQ's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the North American Specialty Retail Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: ACQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.1x) compared to the North American Specialty Retail industry average (6.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is ACQ's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||4.1x|
|Fair PE Ratio||22.2x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: ACQ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.2x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of ACQ when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: ACQ (CA$22.64) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$42.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ACQ is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is AutoCanada forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ACQ's forecast earnings growth (33.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: ACQ's earnings (33.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (7.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ACQ's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ACQ's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (5.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ACQ's revenue (3.9% 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 very high in 3 years time (48.6%).
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How has AutoCanada performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ACQ has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ACQ's current net profit margins (2.7%) are lower than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ACQ's earnings have grown significantly by 36.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ACQ's earnings growth over the past year (27.4%) is below its 5-year average (36.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ACQ earnings growth over the past year (27.4%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 23.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst ACQ's Return on Equity (36.75%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
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How is AutoCanada's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$1.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: ACQ's short term assets (CA$1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$850.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ACQ's net debt to equity ratio (324.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ACQ's debt to equity ratio has increased from 187.7% to 344.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ACQ's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.8%).
Interest Coverage: ACQ's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.4x coverage).
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What is AutoCanada current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|AutoCanada Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Market Bottom 25% (CA)||2.0%|
|Market Top 25% (CA)||6.1%|
|Industry Average (Specialty Retail)||4.1%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (AutoCanada)||0%|
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.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: ACQ is not paying a notable dividend for the Canadian market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ACQ has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
AutoCanada has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Experienced Management: ACQ's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: ACQ's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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
|25 Mar 22||BuyCA$51,063||Barry James||Individual||1,550||CA$32.94|
|08 Mar 22||BuyCA$419,049||Lee Matheson||Individual||15,000||CA$28.31|
|17 Dec 21||BuyCA$116,322||Dennis DesRosiers||Individual||3,100||CA$37.52|
|07 Dec 21||BuyCA$3,686,600||Map Investco Inc.||Company||100,000||CA$37.95|
|06 Dec 21||BuyCA$125,860||Peter Hong||Individual||3,500||CA$35.96|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
AutoCanada Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: AutoCanada Inc.
- Ticker: ACQ
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 2009
- Industry: Automotive Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Implied Market Cap: CA$598.049m
- Shares outstanding: 26.42m
- Website: https://www.autocan.ca
Number of Employees
- AutoCanada Inc.
- #200-15511 123 Avenue NW
- T5V 0C3
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ACQ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class A Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 2006|
|AOCI.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Class A Common Shares||US||USD||May 2006|
|31K||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 2006|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/01 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 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.