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Telesat TSX:TSAT Stock Report

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21 May, 2022


Company Financials
TSAT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health2/6

TSAT Stock Overview

Telesat Corporation, a satellite operator, provides mission-critical communications services to broadcast, enterprise, and consulting customers worldwide.

Telesat Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Telesat
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$18.50
52 Week HighCA$55.00
52 Week LowCA$14.34
1 Month Change17.91%
3 Month Change-31.79%
1 Year Changen/a
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-62.82%

Recent News & Updates

May 19
Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Telesat Corporation (TSE:TSAT)

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Telesat Corporation (TSE:TSAT)

In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Telesat Corporation ( TSE:TSAT ) by projecting its...

Shareholder Returns

TSATCA TelecomCA Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how TSAT performed against the Canadian Telecom industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how TSAT performed against the Canadian Market.

Price Volatility

Is TSAT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
TSAT volatility
TSAT Average Weekly Movement9.0%
Telecom Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement9.9%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.3%

Stable Share Price: TSAT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: TSAT's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1969471Dan Goldberg

Telesat Corporation, a satellite operator, provides mission-critical communications services to broadcast, enterprise, and consulting customers worldwide. The company’s satellite-based services allow direct-to-home (DTH) service providers to deliver television programming, audio, and information channels directly to customers’ homes; and enables broadcasters, cable networks, and DTH service providers to transmit television programming services. It offers value-added services, such as satellite capacity, digital encoding of video channels, authorization, and uplinking and downlinking services; and occasional use services for the broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverages.

Telesat Fundamentals Summary

How do Telesat's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
TSAT fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$916.86m
Earnings (TTM)CA$76.20m
Revenue (TTM)CA$753.49m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
TSAT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$255.66m
Gross ProfitCA$497.83m
Other ExpensesCA$421.63m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)6.33
Gross Margin66.07%
Net Profit Margin10.11%
Debt/Equity Ratio210.8%

How did TSAT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


Is Telesat undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: TSAT (CA$18.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$22.77)

Significantly Below Fair Value: TSAT is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: TSAT's PE Ratio (12x) is in line with the North American Telecom industry average.

PE vs Market: TSAT is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the Canadian market (11.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate TSAT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: TSAT is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the CA Telecom industry average (3x).

Future Growth

How is Telesat forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Telecom industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Telesat has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Telesat performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: TSAT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: TSAT's current net profit margins (10.1%) are lower than last year (70.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: TSAT's earnings have declined by 8.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: TSAT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: TSAT had negative earnings growth (-86.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Telecom industry average (-9.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: TSAT's Return on Equity (10%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Telesat's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: TSAT's short term assets (CA$1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$179.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: TSAT's short term assets (CA$1.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$4.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: TSAT's net debt to equity ratio (125%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: TSAT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 490.6% to 210.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: TSAT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.5%).

Interest Coverage: TSAT's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Telesat current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate TSAT's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate TSAT'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 TSAT's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if TSAT's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as TSAT 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


Dan Goldberg (55 yo)





Mr. Daniel S. Goldberg, also known as Dan, serves as Independent Director for Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. since March 28, 2022. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Loral Space & Com...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD49.93M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD1.54M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: TSAT's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: TSAT's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: TSAT only recently listed within the past 12 months.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Telesat Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Telesat Corporation
  • Ticker: TSAT
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1969
  • Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$916.855m
  • Market Cap: CA$222.609m
  • Shares outstanding: 49.56m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Telesat Corporation
  • 160 Elgin Street
  • Suite 2100
  • Ottawa
  • Ontario
  • K2P 2P7
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.