Shaw Communications Inc

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SJR : NYSE : Services
$23.01 up 0.11 | 0.48%
Today's Range: 22.83 - 23.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 495200.0
09/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.31 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.64% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1321.01288.0
EBITDA ($mil)527.0533.0
EBIT ($mil)275.0304.0
Net Income ($mil)133.0704.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)175.0324.0
Total Assets ($mil)15388.015074.0
Total Debt ($mil)5568.05600.0
Equity ($mil)5835.06250.0

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin39.8941.38
EBITDA Margin39.8941.38
Operating Margin20.8223.6
Sales Turnover0.340.31
Return on Assets3.49.0
Return on Equity9.188.94
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio0.540.48
Interest Expense76.080.0
Interest Coverage3.623.8

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)493.37483.55
Div / share0.220.23
Book value / share11.8312.93
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume492370.0483584.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 50.54 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.91 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.63. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SJR 20.57 Peers 50.54   SJR 6.92 Peers 10.66

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SJR NA Peers 33.09   SJR NA Peers 4.14

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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SJR 1.91 Peers 3.63   SJR -5.99 Peers 31.06

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, SJR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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SJR 2.12 Peers 21.81   SJR 10.86 Peers 20.81

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SJR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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