IMAX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment technology company that specializes in digital and film-based motion picture technologies worldwide.
High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has IMAX's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: IMAX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: IMAX underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned 14.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IMAX underperformed the US Market which returned 4.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is IMAX's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is IMAX undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: IMAX ($11.2) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.66)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IMAX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IMAX is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Entertainment industry average.
PE vs Market: IMAX 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 IMAX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IMAX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (2.5x).
How is IMAX forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IMAX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: IMAX is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: IMAX's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: IMAX's revenue (32.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IMAX's revenue (32.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: IMAX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.7%).
How has IMAX performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IMAX is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: IMAX is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IMAX is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -24.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare IMAX's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: IMAX is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Entertainment industry (21.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: IMAX has a negative Return on Equity (-2.45%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is IMAX's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IMAX's short term assets ($571.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($121.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: IMAX's short term assets ($571.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($436.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IMAX's debt to equity ratio (54.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: IMAX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.3% to 54.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IMAX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.5%).
Interest Coverage: IMAX is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is IMAX current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate IMAX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate IMAX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IMAX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IMAX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of IMAX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rich Gelfond (64yo)
Mr. Richard Lewis Gelfond, also known as Rich, has been the Chief Executive Officer at IMAX Corporation since April 1, 2009. Mr. Gelfond serves as the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Clarion ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rich's total compensation ($USD7.11M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rich's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CEO & Director||11.25yrs||US$7.11m||0.53% $3.5m|
|Executive VP & CFO||3.92yrs||US$2.73m||0.056% $371.9k|
|Chief Legal Officer & Senior EVP||8.5yrs||US$2.61m||0.11% $699.4k|
|Executive VP & President of IMAX Entertainment||1.42yrs||US$4.20m||0.019% $122.3k|
|President of IMAX Theatres||8.75yrs||US$2.38m||0.040% $263.2k|
|Co-Founder||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Post Production||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Finance||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & CTO||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||1yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: IMAX's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||11.25yrs||US$7.11m||0.53% $3.5m|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$183.74k||0.057% $376.0k|
|Independent Director||7.08yrs||US$179.99k||0.040% $260.3k|
|Chairman of the Board||11.25yrs||US$475.74k||0.34% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||9.83yrs||US$199.99k||0.077% $507.2k|
|Independent Director||17.08yrs||US$189.99k||0.082% $542.1k|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$182.49k||15.17% $99.9m|
|Lead Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$199.99k||0.16% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$187.49k||0.027% $176.2k|
Experienced Board: IMAX's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
IMAX Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: IMAX Corporation
- Ticker: IMAX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1967
- Industry: Movies and Entertainment
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$658.412m
- Shares outstanding: 58.79m
- Website: https://www.imax.com
Number of Employees
- IMAX Corporation
- 2525 Speakman Drive
- L5K 1B1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|IMAX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 1994|
|IMA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1994|
IMAX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment technology company that specializes in digital and film-based motion picture technologies worldwide. It offers cinematic solution comprising proprietary software, theater architecture, intellectual property, and equipment. The company offers Digital Re-Mastering (DMR), a proprietary technology that digitally enhances the image resolution, visual clarity, and sound quality of motion picture films for projection on IMAX screens; IMAX premium theater systems to exhibitor customers through sales, long-term leases, and joint revenue sharing arrangements; film post-production services; and camera and other miscellaneous items rental services, as well as distributes documentary films; and owns and operates IMAX theaters. It also designs, manufactures, installs, sells, and leases IMAX theater projection system equipment; maintains IMAX theater projection system equipment in the IMAX theater network; distributes and licenses original content, virtual reality, IMAX home entertainment, and others; and sells or leases its theater systems to theme parks, private home theaters, tourist destination sites, fairs, and expositions, as well as engages in the after-market sale of projection system parts and 3D glasses. The company markets its theater systems through a direct sales force and marketing staff. It owns or otherwise has rights to trademarks and trade names, which include IMAX, IMAX Dome, IMAX 3D, IMAX 3D Dome, Experience It in IMAX, The IMAX Experience, An IMAX Experience, An IMAX 3D Experience, IMAX DMR, DMR, IMAX nXos, and Films To The Fullest. As of March 31, 2020, the company had a network of 1,616 IMAX theater systems comprising 1,526 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, and 76 institutional facilities operating in 81 countries and territories. IMAX Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/02 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/01 00:00|
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