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Uni-Select

TSX:UNS
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
UNS
TSX
CA$603M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CA
  3. Retail
Company description

Uni-Select Inc. distributes automotive refinish, and industrial paint and related products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The last earnings update was 28 days ago. More info.


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  • Uni-Select has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
UNS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
9.2%
TSX:UNS
1.7%
North America Retail Distributors
0.3%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
-34.7%
TSX:UNS
2.1%
North America Retail Distributors
0.7%
CA Market
UNS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Uni-Select (UNS) 9.2% -26.2% -24.4% -34.7% -47.7% -4.2%
North America Retail Distributors 1.7% 2.6% 14.1% 2.1% -16.9% 37.5%
CA Market 0.3% 2% 13.2% 0.7% 16.6% 5.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • UNS underperformed the Retail Distributors industry which returned 2.1% over the past year.
  • UNS underperformed the Market in Canada which returned 0.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
UNS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

UNS Value

 Is Uni-Select undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Uni-Select to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Uni-Select.

TSX:UNS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year CA Government Bond Rate 1.9%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for TSX:UNS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year CA Govt Bond Rate 1.9%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Retail Distributors Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.89
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.887 (1 + (1- 26.5%) (94.38%))
1.337
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.34
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.95% + (1.337 * 5.96%)
9.91%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for TSX:UNS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Uni-Select is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

TSX:UNS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.91%)
2019 20.60 Analyst x3 18.74
2020 61.77 Analyst x3 51.13
2021 49.97 Est @ -19.1% 37.63
2022 43.58 Est @ -12.79% 29.86
2023 39.93 Est @ -8.37% 24.89
2024 37.83 Est @ -5.27% 21.45
2025 36.65 Est @ -3.11% 18.91
2026 36.07 Est @ -1.59% 16.93
2027 35.88 Est @ -0.53% 15.32
2028 35.95 Est @ 0.21% 13.97
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $248.85
TSX:UNS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $35.95 × (1 + 1.95%) ÷ (9.91% – 1.95%)
$460.13
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $460.13 ÷ (1 + 9.91%)10
$178.82
TSX:UNS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $248.85 + $178.82
$427.66
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $427.66 / 42.39
$10.09
TSX:UNS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Exchange Rate USD/CAD
(Reporting currency to currency of TSX:UNS)
1.333
Value per Share
(CAD)
= Value per Share in USD x Exchange Rate (USD/CAD)
= $10.09 x 1.333
CA$13.45
Value per share (CAD) From above. CA$13.45
Current discount Discount to share price of CA$14.22
= -1 x (CA$14.22 - CA$13.45) / CA$13.45
-5.7%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Uni-Select is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Uni-Select's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Uni-Select's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSX:UNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.86
TSX:UNS Share Price ** TSX (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$14.22
TSX:UNS Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CAD/ USD) 0.75 $10.67
North America Retail Distributors Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Retail Distributors Companies 18.42x
Canada Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 542 Publicly-Listed Companies 14.78x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Uni-Select.

TSX:UNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSX:UNS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 10.67 ÷ 0.86

12.35x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Uni-Select is good value based on earnings compared to the North America Retail Distributors industry average.
  • Uni-Select is good value based on earnings compared to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Uni-Select's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSX:UNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 12.35x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts
4.2%per year
North America Retail Distributors Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 6 Publicly-Listed Retail Distributors Companies 2.9x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 253 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.2x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

TSX:UNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 12.35x ÷ 4.2%

2.92x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Uni-Select is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Uni-Select's assets?
Raw Data
TSX:UNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $12.36
TSX:UNS Share Price * TSX (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$14.22
TSX:UNS Share Price converted to USD reporting currency Exchange rate (CAD/ USD) 0.75 $10.67
North America Retail Distributors Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Retail Distributors Companies 2.32x
Canada Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,349 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x
TSX:UNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSX:UNS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 10.67 ÷ 12.36

0.86x

* Primary Listing of Uni-Select.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Uni-Select is good value based on assets compared to the North America Retail Distributors industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Uni-Select's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Retail Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Retail Distributors industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Uni-Select has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS Future Performance

 How is Uni-Select expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
4.2%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Uni-Select expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Uni-Select's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.9%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Uni-Select's earnings growth is positive but not above the Canada market average.
  • Uni-Select's revenue growth is positive but not above the Canada market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSX:UNS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
TSX:UNS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 6 Analysts 4.2%
TSX:UNS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 6 Analysts 2.1%
North America Retail Distributors Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.7%
North America Retail Distributors Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%
Canada Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.8%
Canada Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
TSX:UNS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
TSX:UNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 1,866 1
2020-12-31 1,829 89 40 6
2019-12-31 1,782 61 34 6
TSX:UNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 1,752 95 36
2018-09-30 1,747 127 48
2018-06-30 1,694 109 48
2018-03-31 1,573 92 44
2017-12-31 1,448 124 45
2017-09-30 1,324 131 49
2017-06-30 1,247 127 55
2017-03-31 1,230 143 58
2016-12-31 1,197 134 58
2016-09-30 1,166 64 60
2016-06-30 1,123 29 58
2016-03-31 1,208 31 54

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Uni-Select's earnings are expected to grow by 4.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Uni-Select's revenue is expected to grow by 2.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
TSX:UNS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Uni-Select Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:UNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.97 1.07 0.83 3.00
2019-12-31 0.78 0.83 0.74 3.00
TSX:UNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.86
2018-09-30 1.13
2018-06-30 1.14
2018-03-31 1.04
2017-12-31 1.06
2017-09-30 1.15
2017-06-30 1.30
2017-03-31 1.37
2016-12-31 1.37
2016-09-30 1.40
2016-06-30 1.35
2016-03-31 1.25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Uni-Select is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Uni-Select's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the North America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the North America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Uni-Select has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS Past Performance

  How has Uni-Select performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Uni-Select's growth in the last year to its industry (Retail Distributors).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Uni-Select's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Uni-Select's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Uni-Select's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the North America Retail Distributors industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Uni-Select's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Uni-Select Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:UNS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1,751.97 36.50 309.05
2018-09-30 1,747.49 47.58 309.10
2018-06-30 1,694.45 48.15 298.13
2018-03-31 1,573.17 44.01 268.46
2017-12-31 1,448.27 44.62 237.11
2017-09-30 1,324.28 48.59 206.63
2017-06-30 1,247.02 54.71 186.70
2017-03-31 1,230.49 57.78 184.96
2016-12-31 1,197.32 58.27 176.12
2016-09-30 1,165.55 59.51 173.44
2016-06-30 1,123.24 57.98 167.12
2016-03-31 1,207.78 53.54 183.88
2015-12-31 1,355.43 -40.22 214.48
2015-09-30 1,523.40 -42.80 243.00
2015-06-30 1,712.58 -43.70 274.64
2015-03-31 1,782.97 -40.55 285.45
2014-12-31 1,784.36 50.13 283.99
2014-09-30 1,782.76 48.96 284.64
2014-06-30 1,781.86 48.40 287.81
2014-03-31 1,779.34 23.57 289.16
2013-12-31 1,788.09 21.33 294.91
2013-09-30 1,780.75 15.63 303.22
2013-06-30 1,773.58 0.27 307.16
2013-03-31 1,774.15 24.50 309.92
2012-12-31 1,797.59 29.44 314.12
2012-09-30 1,816.00 34.03 302.54
2012-06-30 1,831.15 51.74 298.61
2012-03-31 1,829.05 55.31 296.74

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Uni-Select has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Uni-Select used its assets less efficiently than the North America Retail Distributors industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Uni-Select's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Uni-Select's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Retail Distributors industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Uni-Select has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS Health

 How is Uni-Select's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Uni-Select's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Uni-Select is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Uni-Select's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Uni-Select's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.9x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Uni-Select Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

TSX:UNS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 523.88 426.74 28.55
2018-09-30 543.06 404.56 11.05
2018-06-30 532.17 473.15 23.03
2018-03-31 530.86 487.50 19.01
2017-12-31 517.98 448.51 50.44
2017-09-30 512.87 498.44 59.36
2017-06-30 493.65 209.18 19.79
2017-03-31 483.14 210.90 11.94
2016-12-31 472.36 134.30 36.35
2016-09-30 463.93 154.51 20.98
2016-06-30 450.23 178.67 12.39
2016-03-31 446.72 88.76 9.26
2015-12-31 436.98 90.34 103.03
2015-09-30 430.65 8.07 49.90
2015-06-30 440.45 9.06 78.53
2015-03-31 416.64 299.30 1.37
2014-12-31 513.00 260.86 16.93
2014-09-30 511.67 267.18 0.03
2014-06-30 504.89 307.56 0.06
2014-03-31 488.67 343.32 0.07
2013-12-31 488.76 325.43 15.01
2013-09-30 484.32 310.47 0.07
2013-06-30 473.72 332.55 0.08
2013-03-31 485.58 359.40 0.09
2012-12-31 484.21 360.38 0.12
2012-09-30 488.37 367.96 1.17
2012-06-30 491.68 396.92 1.17
2012-03-31 483.03 414.02 1.61
  • Uni-Select's level of debt (81.5%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (66.6% vs 81.5% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (22.2%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 4x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Uni-Select's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Uni-Select has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS Dividends

 What is Uni-Select's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.58%
Current annual income from Uni-Select dividends. Estimated to be 2.43% next year.
If you bought CA$2,000 of Uni-Select shares you are expected to receive CA$52 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Uni-Select's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Canada (2.02%).
  • Uni-Select's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Canada (5.61%).
Upcoming dividend payment

Purchase Uni-Select on or before the 'Buy Limit' to receive their next dividend payment.

Dividends are usually paid every 3 or 6 months, you can time your share purchase to take advantage of upcoming dividend payments.
Dividend payment calendar
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
TSX:UNS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 6 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
North America Retail Distributors Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 7 Stocks 2.3%
Canada Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 330 Stocks 3.5%
Canada Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
Canada Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
Canada Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

TSX:UNS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.28 1.00
2020-12-31 0.26 3.00
2019-12-31 0.26 3.00
TSX:UNS Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-02-20 0.275 2.839
2018-08-10 0.271 1.797
2018-05-03 0.278 1.761
2018-02-20 0.283 1.767
2017-11-08 0.287 1.390
2017-05-03 0.269 1.287
2017-02-08 0.247 0.985
2016-11-01 0.250 1.132
2016-10-26 0.254 1.131
2016-04-27 0.254 1.057
2016-02-10 0.229 1.130
2015-10-28 0.219 1.002
2015-04-30 0.239 1.260
2015-02-12 0.235 1.399
2014-10-30 0.236 2.002
2014-07-30 0.265 2.121
2014-04-30 0.273 2.090
2014-02-27 0.231 1.747
2013-10-31 0.233 1.846
2013-07-31 0.246 2.291
2013-05-01 0.246 2.530
2013-02-28 0.252 2.610
2012-08-07 0.253 2.154
2012-05-08 0.250 1.849
2012-03-08 0.259 1.821
2011-11-08 0.229 1.820
2011-08-02 0.226 1.834
2011-05-11 0.243 1.794
2011-03-15 0.242 1.775
2010-11-10 0.227 1.677
2010-08-06 0.219 1.753
2010-05-04 0.216 1.745
2010-03-30 0.228 1.708
2009-11-11 0.217 1.603
2009-08-05 0.210 1.752
2009-05-05 0.198 1.788
2009-03-23 0.184 1.757

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  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Uni-Select's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (3.2x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (4x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Uni-Select's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Uni-Select afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Uni-Select has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS Management

 What is the CEO of Uni-Select's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
André Courville
COMPENSATION $216,000
AGE 64
TENURE AS CEO 0.5 years
CEO Bio

Mr. André Courville, B.COMM, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, is a Senior Audit Partner at Ernst & Young with 37 years of experience working with Canadian, U.S. and International listed companies in various industries. Mr. Courville serves as Treasurer of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Québec Chapter). Mr. Courville has been Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Uni-Select Inc. since September 18, 2018. He served as the Chair of Uni-Select Inc. from April 2016 to September 18, 2018 and has been its an Independent Non-Executive Director since July 1, 2014. He serves as a Director of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Mr. Courville has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, completed the Kellogg Program at Harvard University, the Senior Management Program at Western University. He is a Fellow of the Québec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants.

CEO Compensation
  • André's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • André's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Uni-Select management team in years:

3.6
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Uni-Select management team is about average.
Management Team

André Courville

TITLE
Interim President & CEO and Director
COMPENSATION
$216K
AGE
64
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Eric Bussieres

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$716K
TENURE
3.3 yrs

Helene Baril

TITLE
Director of Investor Relations

Me Juneau

TITLE
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
$506K
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Guy Archambault

TITLE
Vice President of Corporate Development

Annie Hotte

TITLE
Chief People Officer
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Michel Ravacley

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Integration
COMPENSATION
$482K
AGE
64

Michel Charbonneau

TITLE
Vice President of Sales & Marketing - PBE Division
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Uni-Select board of directors in years:

1.8
Average Tenure
61
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Uni-Select board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Michelle Cormier

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$123K
AGE
61
TENURE
0.5 yrs

André Courville

TITLE
Interim President & CEO and Director
COMPENSATION
$216K
AGE
64
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Richard Roy

TITLE
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
62
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Jeffrey Hall

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
$130K
AGE
60
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Dennis Welvaert

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$125K
AGE
69
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Rob Molenaar

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$108K
AGE
57
TENURE
1.8 yrs

George Heath

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$61K
AGE
52
TENURE
1.7 yrs

David Bibby

TITLE
Director
AGE
47
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Mike Wright

TITLE
Director
AGE
63
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
28. May 18 Buy Robert Molenaar Individual 25. May 18 25. May 18 2,000 CA$21.10 CA$42,149
11. May 18 Buy Jeffrey Hall Individual 10. May 18 10. May 18 1,000 CA$19.85 CA$19,850
10. May 18 Buy Dennis Welvaert Individual 09. May 18 09. May 18 1,000 CA$19.76 CA$19,752
10. May 18 Buy David Bibby Individual 08. May 18 08. May 18 1,000 CA$19.67 CA$19,654
08. May 18 Buy André Courville Individual 08. May 18 08. May 18 1,000 CA$19.53 CA$19,500
08. May 18 Buy Eric Bussieres Individual 08. May 18 08. May 18 1,000 CA$19.61 CA$19,612
08. May 18 Buy Richard Roy Individual 08. May 18 08. May 18 5,000 CA$19.59 CA$97,950
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Management checks
We assess Uni-Select's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Uni-Select has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

UNS News

Simply Wall St News

Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS): Time For A Financial Health Check

While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. … So, understanding the company's financial health becomes. … Here are a few basic checks that are good enough to have a broad overview of the company’s financial strength.

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Introducing Uni-Select, The Stock That Slid 54% In The Last Three Years

So they might be feeling emotional about the 54% share price collapse, in that time. … The more recent news is of little comfort, with the share price down 42% in a year. … One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed, is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.

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Why Uni-Select Inc.’s (TSE:UNS) Return On Capital Employed Might Be A Concern

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

Simply Wall St -

What Kind Of Shareholders Own Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS)?

Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. … Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. … Uni-Select is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$821m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors.

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Can Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS) Improve Its Returns?

This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). … That means that for every CA$1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated CA$0.088 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS)?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Uni-Select Inc. … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Uni-Select. … In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Uni-Select insiders

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Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS) Has Attractive Fundamentals

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. … By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. … is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price.

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How Does Uni-Select Inc (TSE:UNS) Fare As A Dividend Stock?

Historically, Uni-Select Inc (TSE:UNS) has paid a dividend to shareholders. … Does Uni-Select tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? … Here's how I find good dividend stocks

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Uni-Select Inc (TSE:UNS): Time For A Financial Health Check

However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is. … Here are a few basic checks that are good enough to have a broad overview of the company’s financial strength.

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Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Uni-Select Inc (TSE:UNS)

by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … Discounted Cash Flows (DCF). … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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UNS Company Info

Description

Uni-Select Inc. distributes automotive refinish, and industrial paint and related products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through FinishMaster US, Canadian Automotive Group, and The Parts Alliance UK segments. The company also distributes automotive original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket parts. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Boucherville, Canada.

Details
Name: Uni-Select Inc.
UNS
Exchange: TSX
Founded: 1968
CA$602,747,420
42,387,301
Website: http://www.uniselect.com
Address: Uni-Select Inc.
170 Industriel Boulevard,
Boucherville,
Quebec, J4B 2X3,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSX UNS Common Shares The Toronto Stock Exchange CA CAD 02. Sep 1988
OTCPK UNIE.F Common Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 02. Sep 1988
DB U04 Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Sep 1988
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
5,847
Uni-Select employees.
Industry
Distributors
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/20 23:47
End of day share price update: 2019/03/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/20
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.