How to buy Loblaw stock in Canada
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Loblaw Companies Limited is a grocery stores business based in Canada. Loblaw shares (L.TO) are listed on the Toronto stock Exchange (TSX) and all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. Its last market close was C$113.05 – a decrease of 0.06% over the previous day. Loblaw employs 221,000 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of C$36.5 billion.
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is Loblaw stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Loblaw stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Loblaw's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Loblaw's P/E ratio
Loblaw'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, Loblaw shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
Loblaw's PEG ratio
Loblaw's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7222. 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 Loblaw's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Loblaw's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is C$5.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Loblaw's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||C$58.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||C$18 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.02%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.17%|
|Market capitalisation||C$36.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Loblaw share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 23.44% of net profits
Recently Loblaw has paid out, on average, around 23.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Loblaw shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Loblaw's case, that would currently equate to about C$1.661 per share.
While Loblaw's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Loblaw is investing more in its future growth.
Loblaw's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Loblaw's shares ever split?
Loblaw's shares were split on a 1244:1000 basis on 2 November 2018. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1244 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Loblaw shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Loblaw shares which in turn could have impacted Loblaw's share price.
Loblaw Companies Limited, a food and pharmacy company, engages in the grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, financial services, and wireless mobile products and services businesses in Canada. It operates in two segments, Retail and Financial Services. The Retail segment operates corporate and franchise-owned retail food, and associate-owned drug stores. This segment also includes in-store pharmacies, other health and beauty product stores, apparel stores, and other general merchandise stores. The Financial Services segment provides credit card and banking services, the PC Optimum program, insurance brokerage services, and telecommunication services. It also offers PC Health app. The company provides its products and services under various brands.
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