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Market Price

15.45 

0.16 1.1%

as of Oct 23 '18

52 Week Range:

14.37 17.37


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S2O Stock Analyzer - General Info

General Info


type: video (mp4); length: 3:30

Demonstrates how to use Stock Analyzer, shows how to analyze a stock and explains in detail "General Info" section of the Stock Analyzer result page.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Financial Statements

Financial Statements


type: video (mp4); length: 5:10

Explains information presented in the Financial Statements section of the S2O Stock Analyzer: financial statements charts, absolute values and growth rates.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Growth Grade and Financial Ratios

Growth Grade and Financial Ratios


type: video (mp4); length: 5:09

Demonstrates how to use Growth Grade & Financial Ratios section; shows the difference between historical and year-over-year Growth Grade on the real life example.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Value Price

Value Price


type: video (mp4); length: 6:03

Demonstrates how to use Value Price (intrinsic value) and the Graham Number, MOS (margin of safety) and IRT - Investment Recovery Time; explains 3 different projection models used to compute value price - pessimistic, moderate and optimistic.

S2O Stock Analyzer - Price Charts

Price Charts


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Demonstrates basic rules of how to read a candlestick chart, long and short term moving averages, stochastic, MACD and relative strength (RS) charts. Explains how bull or bear market condition is computed.

General Info

Empire Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food retail and related real estate businesses in Canada. It operates through two segments, Food Retailing, and Investments and Other Operations. The company owns, affiliates, and franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores under various retail banners, including Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawtons Drugs; and approximately 350 retail fuel locations. It also owns interest in Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust, an open-ended Canadian real estate investment trust to sell and leaseback a portfolio of 19 retail properties; and various equity accounted interests in Genstar real estate partnerships that develop residential real estate properties in Ontario, Western Canada, and the United States. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.

Financial Statements

The charts below show selected Annual and Quarterly Financial Data.

The purpose of these charts is to discover long and short term change dynamics. When numbers are growing year after year in the annual statements chart, the business become stronger and stronger and this is a good sign.

Quarterly Data Chart can be used to do a short term analysis. It makes sense to pay attention to the quarterly dynamics and do not wait for the next yearly statement. We should be alerted if we see that quarterly numbers are going down.

You can check "Annual Financial Statements" and "Quarterly Financial Statements" sections for exact numbers and growth rates.

Annual Statements

On a charts below the Line shows absolute values and the Bar chart shows Year-Over-Year Growth Rate for selected financial statement item. A consistent GROWTH is generally considered necessary to fund future growth from within a business.
NOTE: Growth Rate is not provided if either the latest period or the year-ago period contains a net loss. (source: WSJ Digest of Earnings)
TIP! move your mouse pointer over bar or a circle on any chart below to see details.

Financial Statements

Income Statement



 

Cash Flow Statement



 

Balance Sheet



 

Liquidity Ratios

Current Ratio


 

Current Ratio measures the ability to meet short term obligations. Generally accepted standard is 2 (current assets should be 2 times or 200% of current liabilities).

Quick Ratio


 

Measures immediate liquidity or the cash available to cover immediate liabilities. A safe margin would be at least 1 (100%).

Financial Leverage


 

Defined as total assets divided by total shareholders' equity. The higher the ratio, the more debt a company uses in its capital structure.

Profitability Ratios

ROA


 

Return on Assets (ROA) measures the income (profit) that is generated by the use of the assets of the business.

ROE


 

Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders equity. ROE is sometimes called "return on net worth."

ROIC


 

The Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Some investors use this figure as a final evaluation to determine whether or not to invest in a company.

Annual Statements

Item Name Apr '08 Apr '09 Apr '10 Apr '11 Apr '12 Apr '13 Apr '14 Apr '15 Apr '16 Apr '17 Apr '18
Equity (BVPS) 16.40
12.82
13.46
18.49
16.00
11.68
9.15
8.67
growth rate -21.8% 5.0% 37.4% -13.5% -27.0% -21.7% -5.3%
Earnings BIT 605.40
694.00
636.40
326.80
456.60
growth rate 14.6% -8.3% -48.7% 39.7%
Avg.PE -6.10
-6.20
38.75
growth rate 0.0% 100.0%
ROA 5.78
4.58
4.97
5.77
5.04
5.48
2.43
3.53
-20.73
1.78
1.84
growth rate -20.8% 8.5% 16.1% -12.7% 8.7% -55.7% 45.3% -100.0% 100.0% 3.4%
ROE 13.98
10.50
10.72
11.93
10.22
10.81
4.99
7.17
-44.37
4.36
4.34
growth rate -24.9% 2.1% 11.3% -14.3% 5.8% -53.8% 43.7% -100.0% 100.0% -0.5%
ROIC 8.99
8.13
8.74
9.91
8.60
9.12
4.83
5.95
-28.60
4.19
4.26
growth rate -9.6% 7.5% 13.4% -13.2% 6.1% -47.0% 23.2% -100.0% 100.0% 1.7%
Cur. Ratio 0.92
0.89
0.86
1.12
0.94
1.02
1.01
0.92
0.96
0.87
0.84
growth rate -3.3% -3.4% 30.2% -16.1% 8.5% -1.0% -8.9% 4.4% -9.4% -3.5%
Quick Ratio 0.33
0.36
0.40
0.58
0.48
0.49
0.38
0.34
0.29
0.27
0.37
growth rate 9.1% 11.1% 45.0% -17.2% 2.1% -22.5% -10.5% -14.7% -6.9% 37.0%
Leverage 2.40
2.20
2.12
2.02
2.04
1.92
2.15
1.92
2.51
2.39
2.34
growth rate -8.3% -3.6% -4.7% 1.0% -5.9% 12.0% -10.7% 30.7% -4.8% -2.1%
Balance Sheet Apr '08 Apr '09 Apr '10 Apr '11 Apr '12 Apr '13 Apr '14 Apr '15 Apr '16 Apr '17 Apr '18
Acct.Receivable 534.70
543.40
527.70
471.00
469.30
growth rate 1.6% -2.9% -10.7% -0.4%
Acct.Payable 2,244.90
2,264.90
2,173.10
2,230.20
2,253.80
growth rate 0.9% -4.1% 2.6% 1.1%
Cur.Assets 2,592.70
2,268.20
2,604.10
2,166.50
2,496.00
growth rate -12.5% 14.8% -16.8% 15.2%
Total Assets 12,243.70
11,460.70
9,138.50
8,695.50
8,662.00
growth rate -6.4% -20.3% -4.9% -0.4%
Cash 429.30
295.90
264.70
207.30
627.90
growth rate -31.1% -10.5% -21.7% 202.9%
Inventory 1,310.20
1,260.60
1,287.30
1,322.20
1,251.60
growth rate -3.8% 2.1% 2.7% -5.3%
Cur.Liabilities 2,566.30
2,481.80
2,719.60
2,490.70
2,962.30
growth rate -3.3% 9.6% -8.4% 18.9%
Liabilities 6,502.20
5,423.80
5,455.50
4,992.80
4,892.20
growth rate -16.6% 0.6% -8.5% -2.0%
LT Debt 3,282.10
2,230.20
2,017.00
1,736.80
1,110.80
growth rate -32.1% -9.6% -13.9% -36.0%
Equity 5,700.50
5,983.80
3,623.90
3,644.20
3,702.80
growth rate 5.0% -39.4% 0.6% 1.6%
Common Shares 197.00
197.00
206.00
204.00
204.00
204.00
240.00
2,109.40
2,045.10
2,034.40
2,039.50
growth rate 0.0% 4.6% -1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 17.7% 778.9% -3.1% -0.5% 0.3%
Cash Flow Statement Apr '08 Apr '09 Apr '10 Apr '11 Apr '12 Apr '13 Apr '14 Apr '15 Apr '16 Apr '17 Apr '18
Capital Expenditures 563.10
497.20
616.50
460.70
239.80
growth rate -11.7% 24.0% -25.3% -48.0%
Cash Dividends 83.30
99.70
109.40
111.30
114.00
growth rate 19.7% 9.7% 1.7% 2.4%
Cash From OA 785.30
1,158.10
896.80
708.50
879.70
growth rate 47.5% -22.6% -21.0% 24.2%
FCF per Share 0.41
0.74
1.17
0.14
2.08
0.69
0.34
1.12
growth rate 80.5% 58.1% -88.0% 1,385.7% -66.8% -50.7% 229.4%
Sale Purchase of Stock 1,842.60
growth rate
FCF 94.00
227.00
315.00
98.00
196.00
244.00
198.00
619.00
225.00
194.00
592.00
growth rate 141.5% 38.8% -68.9% 100.0% 24.5% -18.9% 212.6% -63.7% -13.8% 205.2%
Income Statement Apr '08 Apr '09 Apr '10 Apr '11 Apr '12 Apr '13 Apr '14 Apr '15 Apr '16 Apr '17 Apr '18
Sales 21,049.30
24,046.00
24,733.60
23,908.90
24,312.80
growth rate 14.2% 2.9% -3.3% 1.7%
Op.Income 605.40
694.00
636.40
326.80
456.60
growth rate 14.6% -8.3% -48.7% 39.7%
IBT 195.30
587.30
-2,555.90
215.00
236.00
growth rate 200.7% -100.0% 100.0% 9.8%
Net Income 235.40
419.00
-2,131.00
158.50
159.50
growth rate 78.0% -100.0% 100.0% 0.6%
EPS 1.60
1.34
1.47
1.96
1.66
1.86
0.98
1.51
-7.78
0.58
0.59
growth rate -16.3% 9.7% 33.3% -15.3% 12.1% -47.3% 54.1% -100.0% 100.0% 1.7%
Gross Profit 5,125.10
6,109.80
6,072.40
5,809.90
5,998.70
growth rate 19.2% -0.6% -4.3% 3.3%

Quarterly Statements

Item Name Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 Apr '18 Aug '18
Earnings BIT 161.20
122.00
109.70
63.70
141.80
growth rate -24.3% -10.1% -41.9% 122.6%
Balance Sheet Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 Apr '18 Aug '18
Acct.Receivable 482.90
500.10
433.20
469.30
472.40
growth rate 3.6% -13.4% 8.3% 0.7%
Acct.Payable 2,230.70
2,153.10
2,146.00
2,253.80
2,309.10
growth rate -3.5% -0.3% 5.0% 2.5%
Cur.Assets 2,249.50
2,277.20
2,356.40
2,496.00
2,653.20
growth rate 1.2% 3.5% 5.9% 6.3%
Total Assets 8,688.80
8,635.00
8,637.10
8,662.00
8,746.20
growth rate -0.6% 0.0% 0.3% 1.0%
Cash 235.20
268.70
458.10
627.90
678.40
growth rate 14.2% 70.5% 37.1% 8.0%
Inventory 1,335.50
1,355.10
1,314.50
1,251.60
1,329.90
growth rate 1.5% -3.0% -4.8% 6.3%
Cur.Liabilities 2,486.70
2,970.00
2,963.20
2,962.30
2,992.10
growth rate 19.4% -0.2% 0.0% 1.0%
Liabilities 4,942.40
4,928.90
4,904.80
4,892.20
4,872.90
growth rate -0.3% -0.5% -0.3% -0.4%
LT Debt 1,691.90
1,179.40
1,150.70
1,110.80
1,118.30
growth rate -30.3% -2.4% -3.5% 0.7%
Equity 3,683.50
3,640.80
3,666.90
3,702.80
3,776.40
growth rate -1.2% 0.7% 1.0% 2.0%
Common Shares 2,037.90
2,038.30
2,039.50
2,039.50
2,042.00
growth rate 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Cash Flow Statement Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 Apr '18 Aug '18
Capital Expenditures 61.50
52.30
49.90
76.10
42.80
growth rate -15.0% -4.6% 52.5% -43.8%
Cash Dividends 28.50
28.50
28.50
28.50
29.90
growth rate 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.9%
Cash From OA 175.50
106.00
284.70
313.50
156.70
growth rate -39.6% 168.6% 10.1% -50.0%
FCF 114.00
53.70
234.80
237.40
113.90
growth rate -52.9% 337.2% 1.1% -52.0%
Income Statement Aug '17 Nov '17 Feb '18 Apr '18 Aug '18
Sales 6,292.70
6,048.10
6,066.40
5,905.60
6,487.70
growth rate -3.9% 0.3% -2.7% 9.9%
Op.Income 161.20
122.00
109.70
63.70
141.80
growth rate -24.3% -10.1% -41.9% 122.6%
IBT 96.50
-27.20
81.50
85.20
151.60
growth rate -100.0% 100.0% 4.5% 77.9%
Net Income 54.00
-23.60
58.10
71.00
95.60
growth rate -100.0% 100.0% 22.2% 34.7%
Gross Profit 1,550.50
1,495.50
1,481.90
1,470.80
1,539.70
growth rate -3.6% -0.9% -0.8% 4.7%

Growth Grade & Financial Ratios

All financial ratios below are calculated based on latest annual statements available and present the most up to date snapshot of a company finances.

Growth Grade

Historical Growth Grade:

F (8.27)

YOY Growth Grade:

E (16.98)

Click on buttons above for detailed yearly growth rates.

Market Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

Value Price

PE and EPS

Historical Current Forward
PE 27.79 27.79
EPS / Growth 0.56

Value Price & Investment Recovery Time

Read more about Stock2Own value price in Stock Market: Fundamental Analysis.

Equity Growth Rate: 1.0%

Estimates Pessimistic Moderate Optimistic My Numbers
Rate of Return 15.0%
MOS Price % 50 %
Future EPS Growth 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Future PE 0.01 1.01 1.01
Future EPS 0.61 0.61 0.61
Value Price
MOS %
0.00
-100.0%
0.15
-99.0%
0.15
-99.0%
MOS Price 0.00 0.08 0.08
IRT 24.42 24.42 24.42

Graham Number:

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