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How to buy Shaw Communications stock

Learn how to easily invest in Shaw Communications stock.

Shaw Communications Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. Shaw Communications shares (SJR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Shaw Communications employs 9,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Shaw Communications stock price (NYSE: SJR)

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Shaw Communications shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$29.55
52-week range$16.46 - $30.58
50-day moving average $29.55
200-day moving average $29.15
Wall St. target price$19.29
PE ratio 18.6381
Dividend yield $1.185 (3.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.61

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Shaw Communications price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.55 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -0.87%
1 month (2021-12-29) -1.47%
3 months (2021-10-29) 2.46%
6 months (2021-07-29) 1.41%
1 year (2021-01-29) 72.50%
2 years (2020-01-29) 49.24%
3 years (2019-01-29) 48.05%
5 years (2017-01-27) 36.93%

Is Shaw Communications stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Shaw Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Shaw Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Shaw Communications's P/E ratio

Shaw Communications'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, Shaw Communications shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Shaw Communications's PEG ratio

Shaw Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.86. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Shaw Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Shaw Communications's EBITDA

Shaw Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Shaw Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Shaw Communications financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.75%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.18%
Return on equity TTM 16.6%
Profit margin 18.44%
Book value $12.24
Market capitalisation $15 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shaw Communications'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 Shaw Communications.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Shaw Communications's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.14

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Shaw Communications's overall score of 20.14 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Shaw Communications 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.).

Shaw Communications's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.98/100

Shaw Communications's environmental score of 2.98 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Shaw Communications's social score

Social score: 7.59/100

Shaw Communications's social score of 7.59 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Shaw Communications's governance score

Governance score: 9.57/100

Shaw Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Shaw Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Shaw Communications's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Shaw Communications scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Shaw Communications has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Shaw Communications Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.14
Total ESG percentile 15.7
Environmental score 2.98
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 7.59
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 9.57
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 1

Shaw Communications share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 18.34% of net profits

Recently Shaw Communications has paid out, on average, around 18.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Shaw Communications shareholders could enjoy a 3.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Shaw Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $1.185 per share.

While Shaw Communications's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Shaw Communications is investing more in its future growth.

Shaw Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 29 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Shaw Communications's shares ever split?

Shaw Communications's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Shaw Communications shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Shaw Communications shares which in turn could have impacted Shaw Communications's share price.

Shaw Communications share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Shaw Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.4604 up to $30.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SJR.US volatility(beta: 0.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Shaw Communications's is 0.5434. This would suggest that Shaw Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Shaw Communications overview

Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a connectivity company in North America. The company operates through Wireline and Wireless segments. The company's Wireline segment provides cable telecommunications services, including video, Internet, WiFi, phone, satellite video, and data networking through a national fibre-optic backbone network to Canadian consumers, North American businesses, and public-sector entities. Its Wireless segment provides wireless services for voice and data communications serving customers in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta through Freedom Mobile; and in British Columbia and Alberta through Shaw Mobile. The company was formerly known as Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. and changed its name to Shaw Communications Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Shaw Communications is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.139% of Shaw Communications shares are held by insiders and 66.613% by institutions.
How many people work for Shaw Communications?
Latest data suggests 9,400 work at Shaw Communications.
When does the fiscal year end for Shaw Communications?
Shaw Communications's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is Shaw Communications based?
Shaw Communications's address is: 630?3rd Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 4L4
What is Shaw Communications's ISIN number?
Shaw Communications's international securities identification number is: CA82028K2002
What is Shaw Communications's CUSIP number?
Shaw Communications's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 82028K200

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