ARCA:EWC

Stock Analysis Report

iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF

Executive Summary

iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Canada ETF is an exchange traded fund launched by BlackRock, Inc.


Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

How has iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EWC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.3%

EWC

1.7%

US Capital Markets

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

11.7%

EWC

19.0%

US Capital Markets

20.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: EWC underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 19% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EWC underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

EWCIndustryMarket
7 Day1.3%1.7%1.5%
30 Day0.1%0.5%1.4%
90 Day3.4%8.6%8.7%
1 Year14.2%11.7%21.4%19.0%22.7%20.1%
3 Year17.9%10.2%40.0%32.1%50.1%40.5%
5 Year22.9%10.5%83.6%66.5%73.1%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.08x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EWC ($30.61) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($20.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EWC is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EWC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Capital Markets industry average.

PE vs Market: EWC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EWC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (6.7x).

Future Growth

How is iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

8.4%

Forecasted Diversified Financials 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 iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF 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 iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF performed over the past 5 years?

15.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EWC is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: EWC is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EWC is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 15.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EWC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: EWC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (8.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: EWC has a negative Return on Equity (-0.95%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed

Financial Health

How is iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: EWC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: EWC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x 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: EWC has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if EWC has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: EWC's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if EWC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: EWC reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if EWC has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: EWC has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if EWC has an appropriate level of bad loans.

Dividend

What is iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.16%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company2.2%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: EWC's dividend (2.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).

High Dividend: EWC's dividend (2.16%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: EWC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: EWC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: EWC is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

iShares - iShares MSCI Canada ETF has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Greg Savage
Portfolio Manager12.1yrsno datano data
Jennifer Hsui
Portfolio Manager8.1yrsno datano data
Alan Mason
Portfolio Manager4.1yrsno datano data
Amy Whitelaw
Portfolio Manager2.1yrsno datano data
Rachel Aguirre
Portfolio Manager2.1yrsno datano data

4.1yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: EWC's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
George Parker
Lead Director14.1yrsUS$115.00kno data
Robert Silver
Director13.1yrsUS$90.00kno data
John Martinez
Director17.1yrsUS$90.00kno data
Lee Kranefuss
Chairman17.1yrsno datano data
John Kerrigan
Director15.1yrsUS$90.00kno data
Charles Hurty
Director15.1yrsUS$110.00kno data
Cecilia Herbert
Director15.1yrsUS$90.00kno data
J. Duffie
Director12.1yrsUS$67.50kno data

15.1yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: EWC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Canada ETF's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information


Location

  • iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Canada ETF
  • 400 Howard Street
  • San Francisco
  • California
  • 94105
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EWCARCA (NYSE Arca)YesCommon StockUSUSDMar 1996
EWC *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNMar 1996
EWCCLSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLCLPMar 1996

Biography

iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Canada ETF is an exchange traded fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. It is managed by BlackRock Fund Advisors. The fund invests in public equity markets of Canada. It invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It invests in growth and value stocks of companies across diversified market capitalization. The fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Canada Custom Capped Index, by using representative sampling technique. iShares, Inc. - iShares MSCI Canada ETF was formed on March 12, 1996 and is domiciled in the United States. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/17 00:02
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Earnings2019/08/31
Annual Earnings2019/08/31


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.