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How to buy Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD-A) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Alimentation Couche-Tard shares.

Alimentation Couche-Tard is a specialty retail business based in Canada. Alimentation Couche-Tard stocks (ATD.A.TO) are listed on the TO and all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. Its last market close was C$53 – a decrease of 2.43% over the previous week. Alimentation Couche-Tard employs 98,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$53.2 billion.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard stock price (TO:ATD-A)

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Alimentation Couche-Tard shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market closeC$50.13
52-week rangeC$37.29 - C$53.97
50-day moving average C$49.02
200-day moving average C$46.74
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 16.1032
Dividend yield C$0.306 (0.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) C$3.08

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Alimentation Couche-Tard price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of C$50.13 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) -2.43%
1 month (2021-12-24) -4.42%
3 months (2021-10-22) 3.04%
6 months (2021-07-23) 0.91%
1 year (2021-01-22) 29.77%
2 years (2020-01-23) 12.07%
3 years (2019-01-23) 71.45
5 years (2017-01-23) 64.95

Is Alimentation Couche-Tard under- or over-valued?

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

Alimentation Couche-Tard's P/E ratio

Alimentation Couche-Tard's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Alimentation Couche-Tard shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

Alimentation Couche-Tard's EBITDA

Alimentation Couche-Tard's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is C$4.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Alimentation Couche-Tard's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Alimentation Couche-Tard financials

Revenue TTM C$53.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.64%
Gross profit TTM C$10.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.86%
Return on equity TTM 21.23%
Profit margin 4.95%
Book value C$12.08
Market capitalisation C$52.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alimentation Couche-Tard share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.59% of net profits

Recently Alimentation Couche-Tard has paid out, on average, around 10.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Alimentation Couche-Tard shareholders could enjoy a 0.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alimentation Couche-Tard's case, that would currently equate to about C$0.306 per share.

While Alimentation Couche-Tard's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Alimentation Couche-Tard is investing more in its future growth.

Alimentation Couche-Tard's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Alimentation Couche-Tard's shares ever split?

Alimentation Couche-Tard's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 September 2019. 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 Alimentation Couche-Tard shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alimentation Couche-Tard shares which in turn could have impacted Alimentation Couche-Tard's share price.

Alimentation Couche-Tard share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alimentation Couche-Tard's shares have ranged in value from as little as C$37.2931 up to C$53.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ATD-A.TO volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (TO average) beta is 1, while Alimentation Couche-Tard's is 0.8973. This would suggest that Alimentation Couche-Tard's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Alimentation Couche-Tard overview

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. operates and licenses convenience stores. Its convenience stores sell tobacco products, grocery items, candies and snacks, beer, wine, beverages, and fresh food offerings; road transportation fuels; and aviation fuels, as well as energy for stationary engines. The company operates its convenience stores chain under the Circle K, Couche-Tard, Holiday, Ingo, and Mac's banners. It is also involved in the sale of lottery tickets, calling and gift cards, postage stamps, and bus tickets; issuance of money orders; and provision of automatic teller machines and car wash services. As of April 25, 2021, it operated and licensed 12,328 convenience stores, which include 9,976 company-operated stores in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as 1,900 stores, which are operated under the Circle K banner in Cambodia, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Honduras, Indonesia, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The company was formerly known as Actidev Inc.

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