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
It is his biggest position, one of the best managed companies in Canada. They are growing organically. They recently did a 3 for 1 stock split. It is not the value it was. He would hold it.
[Caller asked about 'B' but BNN put up chart for 'A'] It is a fine company. He has been in it long term. It is inclined to go up a little. People holding it don’t usually go rushing out the door because of the tax year.
China impact? An unusual company that it is a multi-national demand consumer product manufacture. It is not a value stock. He holds it personally, but not for clients. It did sell off when tensions over China began, which caused them to delay a Chinese store opening. Long term this will be a great company to…
Saputo Inc. (SAP-T) Feb 07
Hasn’t looked at this in a while. Prior to this year it has been doing very well. He has very little exposure to consumer staples. Would prefer being in more cyclical areas such as financials, consumer discretionaries or technology. Technically he doesn’t find the stock very exciting. Fundamentally, it’s trading at around 20X earnings with…
Music on your cable box. They put up a good quarter recently and raised their dividend. There is insider trading. It is going to become a street darling. It is somewhat illiquid. (Analysts’ target: $10.00).
Yellow Media Inc (Y-T) Feb 07
A controversial stock and maybe one that people don’t pay much attention to anymore, because it fell on such hard times. Have been undergoing a major transformation of shifting from print to digital. More than 50% of their business is now digital. Trading at a very, very low valuation multiple. Some risk, but a lot…
Just reported an unbelievable quarter. No analyst follows it. 70% of revenues are from the US yet 70% of operations are in Canada so the declining CAD$ benefits them. Earnings should accelerate over the next few years. You probably have not missed the run. The CAD$ has only helped them over the last couple of…
Finning Int (FTT-T) Feb 05
Hold it for two years? It's a deeply cyclical stock that hasn't been doing well. He wouldn't hold it for two years, but rather buy it now as a trading opportunity.
Westjet Airlines (WJA-T) Feb 05
Good entry point, dividend safe? Last quarter OK. Problem is pilot unionization. Fuel price has gone up. Stock’s gone down because hasn’t had a knockout quarter. Never owns airlines because no consistently growing cash flow. Dividend is safe.
ATS Automation (ATA-T) Feb 06
They design and build turnkey manufacturing and test systems. Doesn’t pay a dividend, but he thinks it is coming out of a long sleep with great opportunities as many companies bring manufacturing back to North America. They had a big earnings surprise this quarter and analysts’ forecasts have been revised significantly upward. Looking at the…
Balance sheet moving sideways. Trading above its FMV, so not a lot of oomph in the stock. Could get to $62, but that's it. Decent, but not great, dividend and balance sheet.
Toromont Industries (TIH-T) Feb 06
*Short.* The only Caterpillar dealer in Ontario as well as having a small business in arenas. Have benefited for years from an increasing mining sector, and in Ontario it is primarily gold related, and gold miners are not doing that well. Also trading at a pretty hefty premium to the competition. A strengthening US$ means…
(A Top Pick March 1/18 - Up 10.1%.) Part of their private equity exposure. Management team is really strong. They do very unique things all over the world. You can consider this a long-term holding. Well funded. Well capitalized.
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX-T) Feb 08
First Cobalt (FCC-X) Feb 04
He doesn’t know their financials. The company is trying to revive a historic mining area in Ontario. This type of work takes a lot of money and might require First Cobalt to issue more shares, driving down the price. Alternatively, they might take on a lot of debt, which carries its own problems. Cobalt is…
Domtar Corp. (UFS-T) Feb 05
(Market Call Minute.) We are all using more paper than we ever did before. Might not be an unreasonable thing to own right now.
Canfor Corp (CFP-T) Feb 06
Despite a strong US housing market, overseas is not doing that well. There are a lot of people that have been caught holding the stock, and will start selling above $20 as soon as the price recovers. The stock is under pressure.
Canfor Pulp Products (CFX-T) Feb 06
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T) Feb 06
They are a victim of circumstances. They serve a farming community. Plantings were very late this year. Crops in Ontario don't look very good. Disposable income is what Nutrien banks on. NTR-T serves its market extremely well. There is no rush to buy it, however. You have to wait until next spring.
Interfor Corp (IFP-T) Feb 07
Compared to Canfor (CFP-T) and West Fraser (WFT-T), this has the least exposure to the softwood lumber issue. Only 15%-20% of their product is shipped across the US border. 60% of their production is already in the US. The housing market in the US is growing, but is still growing quite slowly because of the…
Russel Metals (RUS-T) Feb 07
Fundamentally it trades between 1 and 2 times book value. When it gets bellow book value is time to get in. Book value is between 16 and 17 and the stock is trading at 21. Probably has 5 bucks on the downside before is a buy. But balance sheet is fine. And the earnings continue…
Goldmoney Inc (XAU-T) Feb 04
They now have over $1 billion in terms of the value of the gold on hand. You are buying physical gold that this company is storing for you. They are also growing globally. Thinks the growth rate is going to be quite fast. He is interested both in the stock and what they are doing.
BSM Technologies (GPS-T) Feb 05
On his Watch List and he might be buying soon. The oil/gas seismic is part of their business, but they have had more of a growth in the trucking area where they have a solution for fleet management and tracking. This adds a lot of efficiencies.
Vecima Networks Inc. (VCM-T) Feb 07
Has been long on promise and short on delivery until very recently. Looks like they are finally getting their act together. Ranks 19, top 3% of his database. Earnings growth was up 70% year-over-year. Earnings are expected to grow from $0.51-$0.62 in 2014. Pretty good opportunity for the stock.
They just released earnings this week and they have been turning their business around -- increasing margins and growing organically. Management owns about 18% of the shares and it trades at 5 times earnings. He thinks it could trade at twice that level. They are involved in patient home monitoring. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target…
SQI Diagnostics Inc. (SQD-X) Feb 04
Does rapid testing for clinical diagnostics. Has held in quite well. Going through an approval process and it looks like things will be okay. Leveraged earnings are pretty big. Likes the company but is not actively buying it.
United Corps. (UNC-T) Feb 04
This tends to increase dividends in the 3rd quarter, so you should look for one in August. Anything related to the mortgage business is tied to interest rates. Although interest rates have come off currently, he believes their ultimate direction is up. That will put pressure on anybody who is related to that business. He…
Intact Financial (IFC-T) Feb 05
They missed the mark on Q1 on weaker auto and weather. They are modeling growing earnings at 20%. Trading at 11.9 times 2019. Fragmented space. (Analysts’ price target is $107.61)
An asset manager that operates in the high net worth space. The demographics are great. Family assets are growing more quickly than lower net worth households. Also, client relationships tend to be longer-term and stickier, due to the nature of the services offered. The stock is discounted because of long-term litigation with the founders, which…
6.5% yield. The market put them in the penalty box due to an acquisition. (Analysts’ price target is $30.85)
Great West Lifeco (GWO-T) Feb 07
GWO-T vs. MFC-T. MFC-T has the advantage of being a very diversified company, globally. They have done well from that diversification. He tends to prefer it to GWO-T, although he might use its weakness to buy.
CI Financial Corp (CIX-T) Feb 08
Great company. They have been the quality act in the funds business. He has a soft spot for them as they were the very first client when he started in business in 1993. ETFs are putting them under pressure. Fees are coming down. It is not a growth business anymore. Their writing is a little…
IGM Financial Inc. (IGM-T) Feb 08
All asset management companies have been hurt in the last year, partly because the markets haven’t done very much, and they get their fees on how their assets do. Also, there are new regulations coming into the mutual fund business that is putting pressure on fees, which are way too high. A well-run company. Owns…
Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T) Feb 05
(A Top Pick Oct 24/18, Down 4%) He'd still buy it today. Not as much torque as in other oil names, but SU is widely held and pays a safe 4% yield. It's the top energy company in Canada, both upstream and downstream. Their refining profits will improve going forward.
Hanfeng Evergreen (HF-T), Hanwei Energy (HE-T) and Migao (MGO-T) are interesting plays into China. Have been crushed but give direct exposure to what he expects will be the strongest currency over the next 25 years. You are buying them with multiples of earnings (not cash flows) that are unbelievably low. Wants to look at these…
Mullen Group Ltd (MTL-T) Feb 06
Looks for and acquires undervalued Canadian companies. Uses public market valuation and private market valuation, which has a big spread between them, and arbitrages them.
MEG Energy Corp (MEG-T) Feb 07
What happened with Husky? He has to be vague. HSE-T stepping away from its tender of MEG-T was not about Alberta curtailment risk. It was not about the lack of pipeline progress. Rumours suggest 60% of the shares were tendered. So it makes him think it was something too sensitive to be officially released. Perhaps…
Arc Resources Ltd (ARX-T) Feb 08
The debt is 21%, but down from last December. He would recommend buying it on weakness. They have the gas for LNG approved projects in Canada. We could see takeovers in the next two to three years.
Cameco Corporation (CCO-T) Feb 08
The uranium sector. He's watching Cameco, but it's too expensive for him and have too many problems. They will probably win their Japanese lawsuit, but close their major operation in Saskatchewan, costing them $7/month. Uranium will have its day in the sun.
Just Energy Group (JE-T) Feb 06
This does energy services and energy marketing, so they are a reseller of different products such as natural gas. Now they’ve just gotten into solar. Have done test marketing both in California and New York, which has gone well, so they are going to start to roll it out across the country. They are also…
One of the leaders in the space. They are buying a lot of the former Sun-Edison assets and transforming into a large solar element. As part of the Brookfield brand they are run very conservatively. Great place to be long-term if interest don't go up. You kind of have to make an interest rate call.
Valener Inc. (VNR-T) Feb 08
We just had a positive transit. Maybe it is becoming known. $25.80 is the model price. 5.5% yield. It is underpriced. It looks like it is going to go places.
BCE Inc. (BCE-T) Feb 07
Has been taking some profits from BCE. Will eventually buy it back when it pulls back. It has a pretty strong upward resistance so you want to take some profits here. Could drop in the next recession.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!