OTCPK:UNIE.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Uni-Select Inc. distributes automotive refinish, and industrial paint and related products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with moderate growth potential.


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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: UNIE.F has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

UNIE.F

-1.1%

US Retail Distributors

-1.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

-24.6%

UNIE.F

4.9%

US Retail Distributors

17.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: UNIE.F underperformed the US Retail Distributors industry which returned 4.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UNIE.F underperformed the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

UNIE.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-1.1%-1.1%
30 Day0%-2.2%1.4%
90 Dayn/a-3.9%6.9%
1 Year-22.2%-24.6%6.7%4.9%20.3%17.9%
3 Year-64.9%-66.9%18.5%12.9%47.8%38.3%
5 Yearn/a41.8%30.2%71.9%53.0%

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

No news available

Valuation

Is Uni-Select undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

49.9%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UNIE.F ($8.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($17.09)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UNIE.F is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UNIE.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Retail Distributors industry average.

PE vs Market: UNIE.F 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 UNIE.F's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UNIE.F is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Uni-Select forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

95.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNIE.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: UNIE.F is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: UNIE.F's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: UNIE.F's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UNIE.F'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: UNIE.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.9%).


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Past Performance

How has Uni-Select performed over the past 5 years?

13.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UNIE.F is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: UNIE.F is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UNIE.F is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 13.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: UNIE.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Retail Distributors industry (-18.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: UNIE.F has a negative Return on Equity (-3.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Uni-Select's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UNIE.F's short term assets ($817.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($495.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: UNIE.F's short term assets ($817.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($583.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UNIE.F's debt to equity ratio (89.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: UNIE.F's debt to equity ratio has increased from 48.1% to 89.5% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: UNIE.F has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: UNIE.F'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: UNIE.F has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: UNIE.F has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Uni-Select's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.12%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company3.1%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.4%forecastin3Years2.7%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: UNIE.F's dividend (3.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: UNIE.F's dividend (3.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: UNIE.F's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

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


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: UNIE.F's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.8% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Anthony Windom 0

0.8yrs

Tenure

US$1,340,753

Compensation

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 ($USD1.01M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.67M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Anthony's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brent Windom
President0.8yrsUS$1.34mno data
Eric Bussieres
Executive VP & CFO4.3yrsUS$674.35k0.0042% $15.7k
Me Juneau
Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary1.1yrsUS$528.06kno data
Peter Sephton
President & CEO of European Automotive Group2.5yrsUS$2.93m0.0020% $7.6k
Helene Baril
Director of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Guy Archambault
Vice President of Corporate Development0yrsno datano data
Michel Ravacley
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Integration0yrsUS$482.34kno data
Dominique Denicourt
Chief People Officer & VP of Human Resources of Canadian Automotive Group0.4yrsno datano data
Neil Croxson
President & COO of European Automotive Group0.9yrsno datano data
Michel Charbonneau
Vice President of Sales & Marketing - PBE Division0yrsno datano data

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: UNIE.F's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brent Windom
President0.8yrsUS$1.34mno data
Michelle Cormier
Independent Chairman of the Board1.4yrsUS$185.96k0.0094% $35.8k
David Samuel
Director0.08yrsno datano data
Pierre Raymond
Independent Director0.9yrsno datano data
Richard Roy
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director11.8yrsUS$133.26k0.047% $178.9k
Stéphane Gonthier
Independent Director0.8yrsno datano data
Matthew Kunica
Director0.08yrsno datano data
Frederick Mifflin
Independent Director0.8yrsno datano data
Robert Molenaar
Independent Director2.8yrsUS$187.57k0.0047% $17.9k

0.8yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: UNIE.F's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Uni-Select Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Uni-Select Inc.
  • Ticker: UNIE.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1968
  • Industry: Distributors
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: CA$501.018m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$379.165m
  • Shares outstanding: 42.39m
  • Website: https://www.uniselect.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Uni-Select Inc.
  • 170 Industriel Boulevard
  • Boucherville
  • Quebec
  • J4B 2X3
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UNSTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1988
UNIE.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1988
U04DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1988

Biography

Uni-Select Inc. distributes automotive refinish, and industrial paint and related products in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through FinishMaster US, Canadian Automotive Group, and The Parts Alliance UK segments. The company also distributes automotive original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket parts. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Boucherville, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 01:41
End of Day Share Price2019/12/31 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.