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Stella-Jones

DB:97S
Snowflake Description

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
97S
DB
CA$3B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Materials
Company description

Stella-Jones Inc. produces, markets, and sells pressure treated wood products in Canada and the United States. The last earnings update was 102 days ago. More info.


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97S Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.6%
DB:97S
1.4%
Europe Forestry
1.7%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-5.7%
DB:97S
2.1%
Europe Forestry
15%
DE Market
97S Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Stella-Jones (97S) 1.6% -0.8% -0.8% -5.7% -12.5% -8%
Europe Forestry 1.4% 2.6% -2.1% 2.1% -8.3% 20.5%
DE Market 1.7% 0.8% 3.7% 15% 6.9% 7.3%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • 97S underperformed the Forestry industry which returned 2.1% over the past year.
  • 97S underperformed the Market in Germany which returned 15% over the past year.
Price Volatility
97S
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Stella-Jones undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Stella-Jones to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Stella-Jones.

DB:97S Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate -0.4%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:97S
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate -0.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Forestry Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.27
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.269 (1 + (1- 26.5%) (26.65%))
1.347
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.35
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= -0.39% + (1.347 * 5.44%)
6.94%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:97S using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Stella-Jones is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

DB:97S DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (CAD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.94%)
2020 152.46 Analyst x5 142.57
2021 194.48 Analyst x4 170.06
2022 172.00 Analyst x1 140.65
2023 177.00 Analyst x1 135.35
2024 186.00 Analyst x1 133.01
2025 184.33 Est @ -0.9% 123.26
2026 182.95 Est @ -0.75% 114.40
2027 181.78 Est @ -0.64% 106.30
2028 180.75 Est @ -0.56% 98.84
2029 179.83 Est @ -0.51% 91.96
Present value of next 10 years cash flows CA$1,256.00
DB:97S DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= CA$179.83 × (1 + -0.39%) ÷ (6.94% – -0.39%)
CA$2,444.74
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= CA$2,444.74 ÷ (1 + 6.94%)10
CA$1,250.12
DB:97S Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= CA$1,256.00 + CA$1,250.12
CA$2,506.12
Equity Value per Share
(CAD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= CA$2,506.12 / 67.47
CA$37.15
DB:97S Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:97S represents 0.68331x of TSX:SJ
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.68331x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (CAD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= CA$ 37.15 x 0.68331
€25.38
Value per share (EUR) From above. €25.38
Current discount Discount to share price of €26.00
= -1 x (€26.00 - €25.38) / €25.38
-2.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Stella-Jones is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Stella-Jones's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Stella-Jones's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:97S PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in CAD CA$2.26
TSX:SJ Share Price ** TSX (2020-02-17) in CAD CA$38.05
Europe Forestry Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 11.15x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 401 Publicly-Listed Companies 21.14x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Stella-Jones.

DB:97S PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSX:SJ Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CAD)

= 38.05 ÷ 2.26

16.87x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Stella-Jones is overvalued based on earnings compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
  • Stella-Jones is good value based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Stella-Jones's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:97S PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 16.87x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
7.3%per year
Europe Forestry Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 0.38x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 260 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

DB:97S PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 16.87x ÷ 7.3%

2.31x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Stella-Jones is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Stella-Jones's assets?
Raw Data
DB:97S PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in CAD CA$19.33
TSX:SJ Share Price * TSX (2020-02-17) in CAD CA$38.05
Europe Forestry Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 1.07x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 575 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.94x
DB:97S PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSX:SJ Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CAD)

= 38.05 ÷ 19.33

1.97x

* Primary Listing of Stella-Jones.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Stella-Jones is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Stella-Jones's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Forestry industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Forestry industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Stella-Jones has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Stella-Jones expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
7.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Stella-Jones expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Stella-Jones's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of -0.4%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Stella-Jones's earnings growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
  • Stella-Jones's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:97S Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:97S Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts 7.3%
DB:97S Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 4.5%
Europe Forestry Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average -9.8%
Europe Forestry Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 0.5%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:97S Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CAD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:97S Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31 2,732 267 234 1
2023-12-31 2,612 258 217 1
2022-12-31 2,512 253 202 1
2021-12-31 2,346 262 189 5
2020-12-31 2,258 231 179 8
2020-02-17
2019-12-31 2,170 189 162 8
DB:97S Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 2,162 112 156
2019-06-30 2,165 80 148
2019-03-31 2,166 117 144
2018-12-31 2,124 128 138
2018-09-30 2,068 113 168
2018-06-30 1,956 197 164
2018-03-31 1,888 229 165
2017-12-31 1,886 301 168
2017-09-30 1,851 282 135
2017-06-30 1,845 235 139
2017-03-31 1,814 173 145
2016-12-31 1,838 182 154

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Stella-Jones's earnings are expected to grow by 7.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Stella-Jones's revenue is expected to grow by 4.5% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:97S Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Stella-Jones Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:97S Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31 3.62 3.62 3.62 1.00
2023-12-31 3.31 3.31 3.31 1.00
2022-12-31 3.06 3.06 3.06 1.00
2021-12-31 2.76 2.84 2.68 5.00
2020-12-31 2.61 2.94 2.52 8.00
2020-02-17
2019-12-31 2.34 2.41 2.31 8.00
DB:97S Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 2.26
2019-06-30 2.14
2019-03-31 2.08
2018-12-31 1.98
2018-09-30 2.42
2018-06-30 2.37
2018-03-31 2.38
2017-12-31 2.42
2017-09-30 1.95
2017-06-30 2.01
2017-03-31 2.09
2016-12-31 2.22

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Stella-Jones is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Stella-Jones's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Stella-Jones has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Stella-Jones performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Stella-Jones's growth in the last year to its industry (Forestry).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Stella-Jones's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Stella-Jones's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Stella-Jones's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Stella-Jones's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Stella-Jones Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:97S Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 2,161.92 155.94 103.09
2019-06-30 2,165.36 148.14 101.75
2019-03-31 2,165.84 143.99 101.13
2018-12-31 2,123.89 137.60 98.31
2018-09-30 2,068.49 168.14 107.81
2018-06-30 1,956.08 164.26 99.46
2018-03-31 1,887.99 165.06 96.35
2017-12-31 1,886.14 167.89 93.67
2017-09-30 1,850.52 135.30 87.27
2017-06-30 1,845.48 139.00 90.66
2017-03-31 1,814.32 144.78 90.84
2016-12-31 1,838.35 153.90 92.06
2016-09-30 1,854.11 168.37 94.12
2016-06-30 1,774.59 162.03 94.26
2016-03-31 1,639.61 146.29 89.06
2015-12-31 1,559.33 141.38 84.07
2015-09-30 1,491.76 131.35 82.81
2015-06-30 1,415.98 121.55 75.39
2015-03-31 1,332.70 111.43 71.96
2014-12-31 1,249.49 103.85 68.36
2014-09-30 1,182.09 100.57 63.29
2014-06-30 1,110.11 98.69 60.97
2014-03-31 1,046.21 96.30 57.91
2013-12-31 1,011.29 92.54 55.92
2013-09-30 948.12 89.39 51.07
2013-06-30 858.25 82.41 48.10
2013-03-31 781.28 76.82 42.41

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Stella-Jones has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Stella-Jones used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Forestry industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Stella-Jones's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Stella-Jones's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Forestry industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Stella-Jones has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Stella-Jones's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Stella-Jones's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Stella-Jones is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Stella-Jones's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Stella-Jones's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.1x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Stella-Jones Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

DB:97S Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 1,321.65 562.84
2019-06-30 1,297.74 619.73
2019-03-31 1,276.76 601.74
2018-12-31 1,281.41 513.48
2018-09-30 1,238.37 499.03
2018-06-30 1,214.28 581.25
2018-03-31 1,155.41 565.42
2017-12-31 1,115.55 455.64 6.43
2017-09-30 1,064.32 454.15 15.74
2017-06-30 1,057.50 615.78 2.69
2017-03-31 1,036.67 698.62 2.71
2016-12-31 1,026.42 694.14 2.58
2016-09-30 989.40 643.14
2016-06-30 938.32 737.05
2016-03-31 896.40 632.05
2015-12-31 913.50 670.42 2.68
2015-09-30 861.22 538.32
2015-06-30 790.27 539.13
2015-03-31 762.98 518.51
2014-12-31 692.27 445.26
2014-09-30 658.90 434.30
2014-06-30 612.94 457.95
2014-03-31 604.50 408.07
2013-12-31 572.18 374.02 3.19
2013-09-30 545.70 319.61
2013-06-30 527.44 374.92
2013-03-31 490.22 384.39
  • Stella-Jones's level of debt (42.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (65.9% vs 42.6% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.9%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 10.2x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Stella-Jones's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Stella-Jones has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Stella-Jones's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.47%
Current annual income from Stella-Jones dividends. Estimated to be 1.78% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of Stella-Jones shares you are expected to receive €29 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Stella-Jones's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.31%).
  • Stella-Jones's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.59%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:97S Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Forestry Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 25 Stocks 4.2%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 334 Stocks 2.9%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.7%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.3%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:97S Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in CA$) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-12-31 0.80 1.00
2023-12-31 0.77 1.00
2022-12-31 0.73 1.00
2021-12-31 0.65 3.00
2020-12-31 0.61 3.00
2020-02-17
2019-12-31 0.55 3.00
DB:97S Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in CA$) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-11-07 0.560 1.477
2019-08-07 0.560 1.451
2019-05-02 0.560 1.247
2019-03-15 0.560 1.256
2018-11-02 0.480 1.181
2018-08-08 0.480 1.098
2018-05-03 0.480 1.028
2018-03-14 0.480 1.055
2017-11-03 0.440 0.896
2017-08-09 0.440 0.920
2017-05-04 0.440 1.003
2017-03-17 0.440 1.071
2016-11-08 0.400 0.948
2016-08-10 0.400 0.884
2016-04-28 0.400 0.836
2016-03-29 0.400 0.848
2016-03-16 0.400 0.865
2015-11-06 0.320 0.667
2015-08-07 0.320 0.713
2015-03-13 0.320 0.758
2014-11-07 0.280 0.786
2014-08-08 0.280 0.920
2014-05-01 0.280 0.953
2014-03-14 0.280 0.919
2013-11-08 0.200 0.740
2013-08-09 0.200 0.767
2013-05-02 0.200 0.838
2013-03-22 0.200 1.019
2012-11-09 0.160 0.840
2012-08-10 0.160 1.077
2012-05-03 0.150 1.106
2012-03-16 0.150 1.382
2011-08-11 0.130 1.315
2011-03-11 0.120 1.271
2010-08-12 0.100 1.337
2010-03-12 0.090 1.298
2009-08-13 0.090 1.526
2009-03-12 0.090 1.694

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Stella-Jones's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (4.2x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (4.2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Stella-Jones's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.7%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Stella-Jones afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Stella-Jones has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Stella-Jones's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Éric Vachon
COMPENSATION CA$636,380
TENURE AS CEO 0.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Éric Vachon, CPA, CA, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Stella-Jones Inc., since October 11, 2019 and served as Interim Chief Financial Officer until January 13, 2020. He had been the Chief Financial Officer of Stella-Jones Inc, since August 10, 2012 until 2019. He served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Stella-Jones Inc since June 2011. Mr. Vachon served as Vice President at Stella-Jones Inc. from June 2011 to August 10, 2012. He served as a Director of Treasury & Financial Reporting and Vice President of Finance at US Operations, Stella-Jones Inc. since February 2007 and August 2008 respectively.

CEO Compensation
  • Éric's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Éric's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Stella-Jones management team in years:

3.8
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Stella-Jones management team is about average.
Management Team

Éric Vachon

TITLE
CEO, President & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$636K
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Ian Jones

TITLE
Senior Vice-President
COMPENSATION
CA$781K
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Silvana Travaglini

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
AGE
53
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Gordon Murray

TITLE
VP of Environment & Technology and GM of Atlantic Region

Marla Eichenbaum

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Secretary
COMPENSATION
CA$264K
TENURE
21.5 yrs

Sylvain Couture

TITLE
Vice-President

Patrick Stark

TITLE
Vice President Environment Health and Safety
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Stella-Jones board of directors in years:

1.2
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Stella-Jones board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Kate Lehman

TITLE
Independent Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
CA$102K
AGE
44
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Éric Vachon

TITLE
CEO, President & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$636K
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Simon Pelletier

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
CA$93K
AGE
52

James Manzi

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$93K
AGE
69
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Mary Webster

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$93K
AGE
65
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Karen Laflamme

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$8K
AGE
56
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Doug Muzyka

TITLE
Director
AGE
64
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Robert Coallier

TITLE
Corporate Director
AGE
58
TENURE
0.1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Stella-Jones individual insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
03. Feb 20 Buy Simon Pelletier Individual 03. Feb 20 03. Feb 20 1,000 €25.69 €25,685
18. Dec 19 Buy Karen Laflamme Individual 18. Dec 19 18. Dec 19 2,000 €26.02 €52,004
09. Dec 19 Sell Ronald Zeegers Individual 05. Dec 19 05. Dec 19 -334 €25.04 €-8,362
14. Nov 19 Buy Gestion de patrimoine Intégralis, Inc. Company 12. Nov 19 12. Nov 19 9,015 €26.77 €241,340
02. Oct 19 Buy Gestion de patrimoine Intégralis, Inc. Company 01. Oct 19 01. Oct 19 5,000 €26.92 €134,576
18. Sep 19 Buy Katherine Lehman Individual 18. Sep 19 18. Sep 19 1,500 €27.24 €40,866
08. May 19 Sell George Bunze Individual 06. May 19 06. May 19 -2,500 €30.10 €-75,245
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Management checks
We assess Stella-Jones's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Stella-Jones has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

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Company Info

Description

Stella-Jones Inc. produces, markets, and sells pressure treated wood products in Canada and the United States. It offers railway ties and timbers for railroad operators; and utility poles for electrical utilities and telecommunication companies. The company also provides residential lumber and accessories to retailers for outdoor applications; industrial products, including bridge timbers, foundation and marine pilings; and construction timbers. In addition, it offers wood preservative creosote products that are used in wood treating activities; and coal tar based products. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.

Details
Name: Stella-Jones Inc.
97S
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1992
CA$1,791,055,415
67,466,709
Website: http://www.stella-jones.com
Address: Stella-Jones Inc.
3100 de la Côte-Vertu Boulevard,
Suite 300,
Saint-Laurent,
Quebec, H4R 2J8,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSX SJ Common Shares The Toronto Stock Exchange CA CAD 29. Jun 1994
OTCPK STLJ.F Common Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 29. Jun 1994
DB 97S Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 29. Jun 1994
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,108
Stella-Jones employees.
Industry
Forest Products
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/02/17 22:09
End of day share price update: 2020/02/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/01/20
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.