Shaw Communications Inc.

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SJR : NYSE : Consumer Services
$18.86 | %
Today's Range: 18.77 - 19.13
Avg. Daily Volume: 589600.0
03/16/18 - 4:06 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.86% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)1258.01226.0
EBITDA ($mil)460.0483.0
EBIT ($mil)225.0280.0
Net Income ($mil)114.089.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)445.0289.0
Total Assets ($mil)14331.015391.0
Total Debt ($mil)4300.05659.0
Equity ($mil)6184.05733.0

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin36.5739.4
EBITDA Margin36.5639.39
Operating Margin17.8922.84
Sales Turnover0.350.3
Return on Assets6.117.14
Return on Equity9.317.51
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio0.760.43
Interest Expense62.067.0
Interest Coverage3.634.18

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)499.54488.26
Div / share0.240.22
Book value / share12.3811.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume595890.0537142.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.82 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.57 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.15. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well 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 16.72 Peers 20.82   SJR 6.03 Peers 11.98

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

SJR is trading at a 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 25.40   SJR NA Peers 0.59

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 1.57 Peers 3.15   SJR 30.33 Peers 52.80

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 1.96 Peers 37.12   SJR 6.88 Peers 7.79

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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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