Metro Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Metro shares (MTRAF) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Metro employs 90,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- MTRAF shares summary
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- Is MTRAF stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is MTRAF suitable for ethical investing?
- Are MTRAF shares over-valued?
- Metro's financials
- How volatile are MTRAF shares?
- Does Metro pay a dividend?
- Have MTRAF shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Metro stock price (PINK: MTRAF)Use our graph to track the performance of MTRAF stocks over time.
Metro shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$48.45|
|52-week range||$40.89 - $49.82|
|50-day moving average||$48.26|
|200-day moving average||$46.07|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$0.95 (1.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.62|
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Metro price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||1.53%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||5.58%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is Metro under- or over-valued?
Valuing Metro stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Metro's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Metro's P/E ratio
Metro's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Metro shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
Metro's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Metro's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$18.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Metro's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Metro.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Metro's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.59
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Metro's overall score of 20.59 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Metro is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Metro's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.19/100
Metro's environmental score of 6.19 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Metro's social score
Social score: 10.26/100
Metro's social score of 10.26 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Metro's governance score
Governance score: 9.63/100
Metro's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Metro is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Metro's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Metro scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Metro hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.59|
|Total ESG percentile||24.64|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Metro share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 29.52% of net profits
Recently Metro has paid out, on average, around 29.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Metro shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Metro's case, that would currently equate to about $0.95 per share.
While Metro's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Metro may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Metro's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Metro's shares ever split?
Metro's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 11 February 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Metro shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Metro shares which in turn could have impacted Metro's share price.
Metro share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Metro's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.8906 up to $49.8249. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Metro's is -0.1216. This would suggest that Metro's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Metro has bucked the trend.
Metro Inc. operates as a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates food stores, including supermarkets and discount stores that provide fresh and grocery products, baked goods, prepared foods, meats, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, bakery products, pastries, and deli products, as well as Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products; and drug stores and pharmacies. As of January 27, 2021, the company operated a network of approximately 950 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, and Food Basics, as well as approximately 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy, and Food Basics Pharmacy banners. It also manufactures generic drugs; and provides online grocery shopping services. The company serves restaurants, other chains, non-franchised drugstores, and various health centers, as well as consumers. Metro Inc.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Metro is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.141% of Metro shares are held by insiders and 52.664% by institutions. How many people work for Metro?
Latest data suggests 90,000 work at Metro. When does the fiscal year end for Metro?
Metro's fiscal year ends in September. Where is Metro based?
Metro's address is: 11011 Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard, Montreal, QC, Canada, H1C 1V6
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