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BUY
BUY
September 28, 2017

Just bought Sentry, which looks accretive to him, in the upper single digits. Bought First Asset about a year ago, as well as an Australian asset manager. He is modelling 9% earnings per share growth with about a 3% annual dividend growth. Trades at around 12X, versus its five-year average of 16X. Even though their MER’s are coming down, the margins still are at 42%. 71% payout ratio on its 5%+ dividend.

CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
September 28, 2017

Just bought Sentry, which looks accretive to him, in the upper single digits. Bought First Asset about a year ago, as well as an Australian asset manager. He is modelling 9% earnings per share growth with about a 3% annual dividend growth. Trades at around 12X, versus its five-year average of 16X. Even though their MER’s are coming down, the margins still are at 42%. 71% payout ratio on its 5%+ dividend.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$27.220
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 28, 2017

This continues to be a good time to own Canadian financials. Unfortunately, this is one of the weakest right now given their capital ratios and unproven results with their new private bank corp. They have to prove themselves somewhat. Trades at about a 15% discount to its peers, which is reflected in the price. All the Canadian banks are going to go higher. 3.8% dividend yield.

This continues to be a good time to own Canadian financials. Unfortunately, this is one of the weakest right now given their capital ratios and unproven results with their new private bank corp. They have to prove themselves somewhat. Trades at about a 15% discount to its peers, which is reflected in the price. All the Canadian banks are going to go higher. 3.8% dividend yield.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$109.110
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 28, 2017

This had a very big move today. They got approval to buy CanWest, which he sees as double digit accretive. The balance sheet is getting better. He models 15% EPS growth and 5% cash flow per share growth. A 61% payout ratio giving you a 6%+ dividend to wait. Another good name that is coming alive.

Superior Plus Corp (SPB-T)
September 28, 2017

This had a very big move today. They got approval to buy CanWest, which he sees as double digit accretive. The balance sheet is getting better. He models 15% EPS growth and 5% cash flow per share growth. A 61% payout ratio giving you a 6%+ dividend to wait. Another good name that is coming alive.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$12.450
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 28, 2017

This has done well. People tend to pile into these things after they’ve done really well. After having a really good run and making some really good acquisitions, it is still not a bad multiple to its peers, at 17X, but he is only modelling 3.5% EPS over the next couple of years. There are better names out there.

Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
September 28, 2017

This has done well. People tend to pile into these things after they’ve done really well. After having a really good run and making some really good acquisitions, it is still not a bad multiple to its peers, at 17X, but he is only modelling 3.5% EPS over the next couple of years. There are better names out there.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$44.630
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 28, 2017

Just had their Investor Day in New York, and they said “more of the same”. Thinks they are modelling 9% AFFO growth compounded annually over the next couple of years. They are comfortable with US bond yields, even between 3.5% and 4% in the US, and are still going to be a while to grow their business. A name that never seems to get cheap. You can still buy this, but wait for a bit of a pullback.

Just had their Investor Day in New York, and they said “more of the same”. Thinks they are modelling 9% AFFO growth compounded annually over the next couple of years. They are comfortable with US bond yields, even between 3.5% and 4% in the US, and are still going to be a while to grow their business. A name that never seems to get cheap. You can still buy this, but wait for a bit of a pullback.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$50.630
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
September 28, 2017

He likes this at these levels. He models an 8% EPS growth. Thinks you will get share buybacks and margin expansion. There is capital employment opportunity and tuck-in acquisitions. It is a pretty fragmented sector. The only bad thing is its price. It is trading at around 17X versus 15X its 5-year average. There are also the rising Cdn$ headwinds.

CGI Group (A) (GIB.A-T)
September 28, 2017

He likes this at these levels. He models an 8% EPS growth. Thinks you will get share buybacks and margin expansion. There is capital employment opportunity and tuck-in acquisitions. It is a pretty fragmented sector. The only bad thing is its price. It is trading at around 17X versus 15X its 5-year average. There are also the rising Cdn$ headwinds.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$64.250
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 28, 2017

The only bad thing is that most earnings are from the US, and the rising Cdn$ is hurting them a little. It has an excellent growth rate. He is looking at 16% EPS over the next couple of years. Trades at the same multiple as its peers, 17X. Has a 61% payout ratio. The Empire acquisition is proceeding very well. If you can get this in the $12 range, you should buy it.

The only bad thing is that most earnings are from the US, and the rising Cdn$ is hurting them a little. It has an excellent growth rate. He is looking at 16% EPS over the next couple of years. Trades at the same multiple as its peers, 17X. Has a 61% payout ratio. The Empire acquisition is proceeding very well. If you can get this in the $12 range, you should buy it.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$13.110
Owned
Unknown