SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

SNC-T

TSE:SNC

30.70
0.17 (0.56%)
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a Montreal-based company, provides EPC and EPCM services in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure and clean power.
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January 27, 2020
He bought in the last 3-4 months as they settled some of the legal issues they had. Management has been doing a good job of cleaning house. 12 months from now they will be out of the higher risk contract construction projects. It is really under priced. There will be volatility over the next 4 quarters.
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He bought in the last 3-4 months as they settled some of the legal issues they had. Management has been doing a good job of cleaning house. 12 months from now they will be out of the higher risk contract construction projects. It is really under priced. There will be volatility over the next 4 quarters.
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January 14, 2020
They had a nice bounce recently as their legal issues have lifted. Going forward, it'll be based on their fundamentals and new businesses they acquire. She doesn't know any construction stocks now. She wants to see their outlook and plan for future contracts before considering this.
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They had a nice bounce recently as their legal issues have lifted. Going forward, it'll be based on their fundamentals and new businesses they acquire. She doesn't know any construction stocks now. She wants to see their outlook and plan for future contracts before considering this.
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January 14, 2020
Doesn't qualify as a quality stock for him. True, it's recovered strongly lately after it was punished last year. It's hard to predict their earnings, so he's not comfortable owning this for a long term.
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Doesn't qualify as a quality stock for him. True, it's recovered strongly lately after it was punished last year. It's hard to predict their earnings, so he's not comfortable owning this for a long term.
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BUY
January 2, 2020
They have been rebounding from the disaster of their fiascos. With the asset base and the write-down's, people believe it can get into the $35 range. He thinks it will rebound as political news is behind it.
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They have been rebounding from the disaster of their fiascos. With the asset base and the write-down's, people believe it can get into the $35 range. He thinks it will rebound as political news is behind it.
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DON'T BUY
December 31, 2019
He owns no engineering firms. SNC shares have bounced back upon news of a settlement. It has normalized back to $30. It likely won't rise much from here--it has settled. SNC has always traded at a high multiple for a cyclical business. He prefers Aecon, though is trading high as well. The space has run up recently, and these companies will benefit from Canadian infrastructure spending. But the optimism is already priced in.
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He owns no engineering firms. SNC shares have bounced back upon news of a settlement. It has normalized back to $30. It likely won't rise much from here--it has settled. SNC has always traded at a high multiple for a cyclical business. He prefers Aecon, though is trading high as well. The space has run up recently, and these companies will benefit from Canadian infrastructure spending. But the optimism is already priced in.
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December 18, 2019
Guilty on federal charges Corruption acquisitions were dropped following a guilty decision on fraud. The stock is up almost 25% at the moment.
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Guilty on federal charges Corruption acquisitions were dropped following a guilty decision on fraud. The stock is up almost 25% at the moment.
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DON'T BUY
December 16, 2019
Avoid. Too much negativity attached to this stock with the threat of criminal charges prevents them from bidding on new contracts. It takes time to get bad contracts out of their system and off their books. They need a plan to monetize their infrastructure assets to create shareholder value; for 10 years they've alluded to this plan but haven't done it. They're protected from takeover, because they're based in Quebec, but they suffer from poor governance.
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Avoid. Too much negativity attached to this stock with the threat of criminal charges prevents them from bidding on new contracts. It takes time to get bad contracts out of their system and off their books. They need a plan to monetize their infrastructure assets to create shareholder value; for 10 years they've alluded to this plan but haven't done it. They're protected from takeover, because they're based in Quebec, but they suffer from poor governance.
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November 28, 2019
Owns a little bit in their Canadian equity fund and debates every day whether to sell it. Sold a big chunk of the 407 which was their best asset. Not saying it can't rebound to $40, but this is a stock that hasn't made you money in 20 years.
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Owns a little bit in their Canadian equity fund and debates every day whether to sell it. Sold a big chunk of the 407 which was their best asset. Not saying it can't rebound to $40, but this is a stock that hasn't made you money in 20 years.
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DON'T BUY
November 26, 2019
He doesn’t really like it. They have looked into it, and value investors, it is a good candidate. However, they’ve avoided it due to all the controversy. There is a lot of uncertainty around the future. He would stay away.
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He doesn’t really like it. They have looked into it, and value investors, it is a good candidate. However, they’ve avoided it due to all the controversy. There is a lot of uncertainty around the future. He would stay away.
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November 13, 2019
A tricky one. His view is in flux. A tough company to analyze. Maybe now is a dead-cat bounce (snaps back after a heavy drop). What is this business really worth? In two parts. They have concessions like the 407 toll road worth a lot on its own. So you get the engineering/construction side for free, but this side of the operation has performed poorly. He's not convinced they've turned the ship around under the new CEO. There have been governance problems. A lot of hair on this stock.
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A tricky one. His view is in flux. A tough company to analyze. Maybe now is a dead-cat bounce (snaps back after a heavy drop). What is this business really worth? In two parts. They have concessions like the 407 toll road worth a lot on its own. So you get the engineering/construction side for free, but this side of the operation has performed poorly. He's not convinced they've turned the ship around under the new CEO. There have been governance problems. A lot of hair on this stock.
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November 12, 2019
It's bounced back from depressed levels, and enjoyed a decent quarter. They;ve been penalized for cost overruns, so it's important how they execute on current fixed-price contracts. They also are battling a lawsuit that may go to court in 2020--she's watching this.
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It's bounced back from depressed levels, and enjoyed a decent quarter. They;ve been penalized for cost overruns, so it's important how they execute on current fixed-price contracts. They also are battling a lawsuit that may go to court in 2020--she's watching this.
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October 31, 2019
The results were half decent and there were a lot of short sellers that may have had to cover. It is hard to value as there is a lot of uncertainty. They have a lot of debt, and profit is very volatile. They have proven that they are not good operators on the engineering and construction side.
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The results were half decent and there were a lot of short sellers that may have had to cover. It is hard to value as there is a lot of uncertainty. They have a lot of debt, and profit is very volatile. They have proven that they are not good operators on the engineering and construction side.
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DON'T BUY
October 17, 2019
Other companies have gotten into trouble bidding on these large contracts. They got rid of part of the 407, which was their cash cow because they needed cash. They still have a stake, however. This whole global engineering space is hard to predict. It is so hard to know if these large companies underbid on these large contracts then 3 years later find they lost money on them.
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Other companies have gotten into trouble bidding on these large contracts. They got rid of part of the 407, which was their cash cow because they needed cash. They still have a stake, however. This whole global engineering space is hard to predict. It is so hard to know if these large companies underbid on these large contracts then 3 years later find they lost money on them.
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DON'T BUY
October 4, 2019
They have a number of huge problems, including the threat of class-action litigation and official prosecution. The contracting business does not seem to be able to make money. The assets are worth more than $16 per share. The issue becomes what is your appetite to accept other people's problems. He does not know if this is the time to buy. It could be the falling knife. He is nervous about it and is not buying.
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They have a number of huge problems, including the threat of class-action litigation and official prosecution. The contracting business does not seem to be able to make money. The assets are worth more than $16 per share. The issue becomes what is your appetite to accept other people's problems. He does not know if this is the time to buy. It could be the falling knife. He is nervous about it and is not buying.
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October 3, 2019
Lower lows, lower highs. Not something he wants to be involved in yet. Signs of positive divergences. Spring is opportune time to get in.
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Lower lows, lower highs. Not something he wants to be involved in yet. Signs of positive divergences. Spring is opportune time to get in.
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