Uni-Select Inc. engages in the distribution of automotive refinish, and industrial coatings and related products in North America.
Fair value with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Uni-Select's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UNS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Retail Distributors
1 Year Return
CA Retail Distributors
Return vs Industry: UNS underperformed the Canadian Retail Distributors industry which returned -25.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNS underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -22% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Uni-Select's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StIt Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS) For Its Next Dividend
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Uni-Select Inc. (TSE:UNS) A Strong Dividend Stock?
3 months ago | Simply Wall StUni-Select (TSE:UNS) Use Of Debt Could Be Considered Risky
Is Uni-Select 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: UNS (CA$5.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$19.85)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Retail Distributors industry average.
PE vs Market: UNS 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 UNS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNS is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the XN Retail Distributors industry average (2.7x).
How is Uni-Select forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.4%).
Earnings vs Market: UNS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: UNS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: UNS's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (3.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNS's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UNS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.9%).
How has Uni-Select performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UNS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: UNS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNS is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare UNS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: UNS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Retail Distributors industry (-18.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UNS has a negative Return on Equity (-3.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Uni-Select's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNS's short term assets ($817.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($495.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: UNS's short term assets ($817.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($583.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNS's debt to equity ratio (90.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UNS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 48.1% to 90.2% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: UNS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: UNS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.8x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: UNS has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: UNS has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Uni-Select's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: UNS's dividend (6.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.7%).
High Dividend: UNS's dividend (6.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (8.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: UNS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: UNS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: UNS is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: UNS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Brent Windom, also known as Anthony, has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Uni-Select Inc. since May 1, 2019 and its Director since May 2, 2019. Mr. Windom is the President and COO of Canad ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Anthony's total compensation ($USD952.67K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD756.00K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Anthony's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||4.33yrs||US$674.35k||0.019% $43.1k|
|Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary||1.17yrs||US$528.06k||0.0031% $6.9k|
|President & CEO of European Automotive Group||2.58yrs||US$2.93m||0.0020% $4.5k|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Director of Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Integration||no data||US$482.34k||no data|
|Chief People Officer & VP of Human Resources of Canadian Automotive Group||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|President & COO of European Automotive Group||1yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: UNS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.5yrs||US$185.96k||0.0094% $21.2k|
|Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||1yr||no data||no data|
|Non-Independent Non-Executive Director||11.83yrs||US$133.26k||0.047% $106.2k|
|Independent Director||0.83yr||no data||no data|
|Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||0.83yr||no data||0.0059% $13.3k|
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$187.57k||0.0047% $10.6k|
Experienced Board: UNS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 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: UNS 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.
Uni-Select Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Uni-Select Inc.
- Ticker: UNS
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Distributors
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: CA$225.077m
- Shares outstanding: 42.39m
- Website: https://www.uniselect.com
Number of Employees
- Uni-Select Inc.
- 170 Industriel Boulevard
- J4B 2X3
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|UNS||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Sep 1988|
|UNIE.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Sep 1988|
|U04||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 1988|
Uni-Select Inc. engages in the distribution of automotive refinish, and industrial coatings and related products in North America. It operates through FinishMaster U.S., Canadian Automotive Group, and The Parts Alliance U.K. segments. The company also distributes automotive aftermarket parts in Canada and the United Kingdom. It operates 15 distribution centers and 434 company-owned stores. Uni-Select Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Boucherville, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/29 02:36|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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