Earning Reports to Watch (Feb 04-08)
Consumer stocks such as Canada Goose, and Saputo, as well as many industrial and financial companies are reporting their earnings this week. Notable among them is the Brookfield names, BPY.UN-T and BEP.UN-T.
Here are the companies with earning reports to watch.
Andrew Peller (ADW.A-T) Feb 04
The stock has seen some significant down moves in recent weeks. Starting to show up with buy recommendations based on value. The company is well positioned as the second largest wine producer in Canada. Dealing with some headwinds. Strengthening CAD will create more imports which can be difficult for domestic producers. A short term speculative…
Has had a huge run and is not sure he would be courageous enough to get onboard at this point. Management has done a remarkable job of building this. He would look for a little lower entry point.
A solid company with a good balance sheet and nice yield. There is a modest opportunity for upside. Since 2012 they have traded between 2.5 and 3.5 times book, with a downward basis trend. The share price is unchanged in ten years and has added no value to investors in that time. He calls these…
He doesn’t know the seasonality on this, but the technicals show that it has been in an upward trend for quite a period of time. During the last little while, it has been in a trading range between around $19 and $22. It is not unusual for a lot of stocks in the consumer staples…
Safer than a non-royalty stock? They pay out everything they earn at a 13.5% dividend yield. It's sold off sharply, because it is perceived that fast food chains will close down during this outbreak.
A brand that everyone in the world wants to own. There is always a bit of risk in these high flying brands. He can't step in here. Boy are they on a tear. It is priced at a hefty level.
Saputo Inc. (SAP-T) Feb 07
He thinks it is still relatively cheap. COVID exit will see it get better revenue opportunities. He likes that the family owns a significant chunk. It is priced inexpensively. (Analysts’ price target is $40.78)
Pleasantly surprised with the business fundamentals. Aspects of their business are growing. Very undemanding valuation. Continue to hold. It's on his watch list.
Yellow Media Inc (Y-T) Feb 07
(A Top Pick Nov 22/18, Up 12%)Convertible 8% 2022 bonds He owned the Yellow senior bonds, but then moved into these convertibles. Most of their revenues are in digital, but that has struggled. New management has cut costs a lot until free cash flow now stands around $100 million this year. Their EBITDA margins are…
(A Top Pick Jul 27/17, Down 6%) Volatile. It's come down a lot, but there's a lot of upside ahead. Well-managed. They can make accretive acqusitions. Their problems integrating some businesses are behind them and they now have a strong runway ahead.
Finning Int (FTT-T) Feb 05
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The stock took a hit from political moves in Chile. Overall it is a good grower and more growth is expected over the next two years. Currently trading at 18x earnings. Metals and mining stocks have been doing well recently. It is worth holding at…
Westjet Airlines (WJA-T) Feb 05
It’s under review by the government whether the takeover will take place. You’re dealing with regulatory uncertainty right now. If you bought it before the takeover, unless you’re in tune with what will happen, he wouldn’t own the stock any longer. The price is fair.
ATS Automation (ATA-T) Feb 06
(A Top Pick Jun 03/20, Up 68%) Finally getting traction with investors. Great CEO. Building up presence in higher end pharma space. Great story, good backlog. He'd still buy it here.
(A Top Pick Aug 17/20, Up 23%) Pays a nice, growing dividend. He still believes in it. They make good acquisitions in counter-cyclical times.
Toromont Industries (TIH-T) Feb 06
One of his favourite companies in Canada. Lower risk. Hold it for the long term. A first-class business. The CEO delivers beat after beat, sometimes by a wide margin. Lower risk. Yield is 1.30%. (Analysts’ price target is $112.67)
(A Top Pick May 10/19, Down 12%) They're effectively a private equity firm. It's doing well considering markets now. They look to generate a 15% return on their portfolio of energy, infrastructure and power. This market is lining up perfectly for someone with cash. There'll be opportunities for debt rescue or capitalizing companies or buying…
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX-T) Feb 08
Canadian-based aerospace, in both defence and commercial. Commercial came under pandemic pressure, but defence performed well. Last year, it had close to record profitability and strong free cashflow, using it to reduce debt. Steady and quality business. A reopening play. Discounted valuation. Well managed, strong balance sheet, chance for acquisitions. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target…
First Cobalt (FCC-X) Feb 04
Cobalt is attractive but this is not a cheap producer, because they're in Canada and not Russia or Congo.
Domtar Corp. (UFS-T) Feb 05
This has been quite erratic and trading in quite a wide range. He’s been seeing contraction in breadth in forest companies, so is a little cautious on this area. If he had to focus in one space, it would be on lumber which looks attractive. You can use a basket of them through the ETF…
Canfor Corp (CFP-T) Feb 06
Largest operator in North America of lumber mills. After a decade of low lumber prices, Canadian lumber capacity has severely curtailed. This gives the backdrop for huge cash flows out of forest products area. Trading at 2x 2021 earnings. Could double over the next year. (Analysts’ price target is $43.00)
Canfor Pulp Products (CFX-T) Feb 06
Seasonally, forest product stocks have a history of reaching a peak around the 3rd week in April. This year is no different. Probably an opportunity to take some money off table.
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T) Feb 06
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company has benefitted from the merger between Potash and Agrium and there has been synergy. More cyclical than expected. However the market share, valuation, growth potential and market cap makes it the best bet in the sector. Strong earnings growth is expected and results…
Interfor Corp (IFP-T) Feb 07
The free cashflow coming off this stock is phenomenal. Trading at 2x expected earnings this year. Forest product companies are difficult due to the fact they sell commodities. Primarily the owner of lumber mills. There is a shortage of lumber in the NA market due to continual moves by the US against the Canadian lumber…
Russel Metals (RUS-T) Feb 07
Owned it in the past and sold it around current levels just above $30. A cyclical company. Well managed. Doing a lot to stabilize the business. Sold because they were too exposed to energy. A good dividend yield. Likes it and wants to own it more now that they are diversifying their business. However, wait…
Goldmoney Inc (XAU-T) Feb 04
He rarely talks about Gold. He thinks it is a strong sector bet. It is been out of favor for so long that mines have closed, productions have closed, mergers and acquisitions happened. Central Banks are now massive buyers of Gold. they want to get out of the US dollar. The Fed is not raising…
BSM Technologies (GPS-T) Feb 05
Uses their GPS system to figure out where trains are, and to more accurately schedule trains and service vehicles for people working on the rails. Reported on Aug 14 and earnings were down 10%. That was against a 32% increase in sales. In the coming quarter, earnings are expected to be down 75% year-over-year. Great…
Vecima Networks Inc. (VCM-T) Feb 07
It is a well run company. He got out of it. They paid out a lot of special dividends and the stock did well, but he got out because most of the catalysts are out of it.
SQI Diagnostics Inc. (SQD-X) Feb 04
They make life easier for large diagnostic test companies. It automates the testing process. They did a final financing. They've been working on this technology for 5 years.
United Corps. (UNC-T) Feb 04
Share price on the path to recovery. Scores well on valuation, but held back by price momentum. Trades cheaply. Solid yield. Beat most recent quarter. Housing markets have been incredibly resilient. Could see himself as a buyer as they rotate into financials.
Intact Financial (IFC-T) Feb 05
A steady eddy. They just did an acquisition of RSA which expand their leadership in Canada, and gives them a presence in the UK and Ireland. Tailwinds come from their high-quality investment porfolio. They enjoy good pricing in various divisions as we leave Covid behind. He see EPS growth. Trades at 16.3x future PE. (Analysts’…
Owned it a few years ago and cut his losses. Now, cut your losses. This business is struggling as an asset manager, specifically to retain and attract new clients. Also, their key managers, including the CEO, have been leaving. They won't generate much in performance fees, which has been an attraction for investors in the…
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks BPY.UN is anchored by diverse holdings across sectors, including industrial, retail and commercial properties, and across countries. Of course, we all know what happened next to the world, which wiped out the retail and office property markets. BYP.UN shares have slid around 7.5% since that call, but the 7% dividend has…
Great West Lifeco (GWO-T) Feb 07
He owns and likes both this and SLF. Both GWO and SLF have 52% revenue exposure from Canada, but SLF has a bit more Asian exposure and GWO has European exposure. GWO has outperformed the TSX since last April/May, but there's more to go. Both will benefit from rising yields. GWO's yield is about 4.73%.
CI Financial Corp (CIX-T) Feb 08
They acquire a lot of businesses, especially in the U.S. investment advsiors, and are shifting from mutual funds to private investment advisory. This will be a powerful platform. The stock has been languishing below $20 for a long time, especially in 2020. When markets go down, asset managers go down more, and rise more than…
IGM Financial Inc. (IGM-T) Feb 08
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly IGM is a $10 billion Canadian financial services business with brand names including IG Wealth Management and Mackenzie Investments. It trades at 13x earnings compared to peers at 29x. With its expected growth in earnings, its PEG ratio is 1.03 and it trades at under 2x book value. It pays…
Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T) Feb 05
Execution has always been an issue for them. The streets are worried about their ability so this is why it trades at a discount. Stock is inexpensive at 3.6x cashflow with a 19% free cashflow yield. If you want to stick in the large cap realm, he prefers Cenovus. Could trade at a discount for…
Generally not a fan of the Chinese inter-listed companies. He has a Short position in this one. There are better places to be.
Mullen Group Ltd (MTL-T) Feb 06
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MTL provides trucking and logistics services in Canada and the US. As the economy continues to reopen in North America, the company will benefit from continued demand for its expertise. Recently reported earnings of $0.21 beat analyst expectations of $0.19 for the quarter. It is trading a good value here…
A conglomerate and he isn’t a big fan of this model. A well-known catalyst investor has just purchased about 19%. May sell of some weaker units.
MEG Energy Corp (MEG-T) Feb 07
How could you not like MEG? Massively de-leveraging. Will be going to the balance sheet. Next year, should return a lot of capital. 24% free cashflow at $70 oil. Could buy back all stock in a year. Inevitably will get scooped up. Expects for this to do very well. A 6x multiple would be realistic…
Arc Resources Ltd (ARX-T) Feb 08
As the world drifts to e-cars and renewable energy, oil continues to rebound in 2021, driven by the reopening. American cars are hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend and will cover a lot of miles this summer fueled by pent-up demand from people dying to get out of their homes. Others will fly. All…
Cameco Corporation (CCO-T) Feb 08
One of the largest uranium producer in the world. As the world decarbonizes, nuclear power will come to the forefront as a high quality alternative. The smart environmentalists are embracing it. There are a number of new reactors being built that will increase demand. (Analysts’ price target is $23.42)
Just Energy Group (JE-T) Feb 06
They sell energy contracts. They have under gone several management changes over the years. He is not a great fan of this business model.
(A Top Pick Jul 16/20, Up 27%) Continues to own it. Given this pullback (along with peers) by 20%, this is now an attractive entry point. There's long-term secular growth in green energy. BEP has operations around the world, and the parent company owns 40% of this company. Hydro garners a premium valuation and makes…
Valener Inc. (VNR-T) Feb 08
A lot of success is tied to Gaz Metro in Québec, but they also have some wind farms that have recently come online in the last year or 2, and giving good returns to the company. Recent earnings were solid and they raised the dividend by 3.7%, and plan to raise it 4% next year.…
BCE Inc. (BCE-T) Feb 07
The market worries all these telcos are overpaying on spectrum. He predicts the Rogers-Shaw deal will happen. The telcos will benefit from 5G and should be held in a TFSA as you collect the good dividends.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!