Air Canada provides domestic, U.S. transborder, and international airline services. More Details
High growth potential and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Air Canada's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AC is less volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AC's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AC underperformed the Canadian Airlines industry which returned 126.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AC exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 37.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Air Canada's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAir Canada (TSE:AC) Shares Could Be 22% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate
4 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Many Air Canada (TSE:AC) Shares Did Insiders Buy, In The Last Year?
5 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Air Canada (TSE:AC) Using Debt In A Risky Way?
Is Air Canada 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: AC (CA$24.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$36.08)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XX Airlines industry average.
PE vs Market: AC 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 AC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the CA Airlines industry average (2x).
How is Air Canada forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.5%).
Earnings vs Market: AC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: AC's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AC's revenue (25.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (7.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AC's revenue (25.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if AC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Air Canada performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 53.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Airlines industry (-26.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AC has a negative Return on Equity (-270.96%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Air Canada's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AC's short term assets (CA$8.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$7.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: AC's short term assets (CA$8.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$20.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AC's debt to equity ratio (547.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 26483.6% to 547.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AC's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if AC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Air Canada current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Rousseau (62 yo)
Mr. Michael Stewart Rousseau, also known as Mike, has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Canada, a subsidiary of Ace Aviation Holdings Inc. since February 15, 2021. He had been Chief Financi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD3.61M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD3.81M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: AC's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AC's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 37%.
Air Canada's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Air Canada
- Ticker: AC
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1937
- Industry: Airlines
- Sector: Transportation
- Market Cap: CA$8.642b
- Shares outstanding: 357.72m
- Website: https://www.aircanada.com
Number of Employees
- Air Canada
- 7373 Côte Vertu Boulevard West
- H4Y 1H4
Air Canada provides domestic, U.S. transborder, and international airline services. It offers scheduled passenger services under the Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada Rouge brand name in the Canadian mar...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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