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Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores    NAICS: 445299    SIC: 5219
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Traded in other countries:EMP.A.Canada, C15.Germany,
Empire Co Ltd is engaged in food retailing and real estate business. It is engaged in the food products retailing business through various store formats, including full service stores, discount service stores, among others.

Empire Co Ltd was incorporated on February 12, 1963 in Canada. The Company is engaged in the food retail, real estate, and investment and other operations in Canada. It is involved in the food products retailing business through various store formats, including full service stores that serve total food shopping requirements. The Company operates franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores in 10 provinces under various banners, including Sobeys, Sobeys extra, IGA extra, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Bonichoix, Les Marchés Tradition, and Lawtons Drugs stores.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 20.20
EMLAF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. EMLAF: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.30
EMLAF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. EMLAF: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
EMLAF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.3
0.68
1.69
PS Ratio 0.19
EMLAF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. EMLAF: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
EMLAF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.19
0.17
0.36
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.35
EMLAF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
64% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. EMLAF: 26.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
EMLAF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.19  Med: 20.45 Max: 166
Current: 26.35
9.19
166
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.74
EMLAF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. EMLAF: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
EMLAF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.68  Med: 5.2 Max: 9.11
Current: 5.74
3.68
9.11
Shiller PE Ratio 24.20
EMLAF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.37 vs. EMLAF: 24.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
EMLAF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.76  Med: 13.29 Max: 30.49
Current: 24.2
8.76
30.49
Current Ratio 0.89
EMLAF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. EMLAF: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EMLAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.89
0.6
1.19
Quick Ratio 0.35
EMLAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. EMLAF: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EMLAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.35
0.32
0.91
Days Inventory 26.21
EMLAF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. EMLAF: 26.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EMLAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.85  Med: 24.13 Max: 26.21
Current: 26.21
20.85
26.21
Days Sales Outstanding 7.43
EMLAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. EMLAF: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EMLAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.43  Med: 9.25 Max: 10.05
Current: 7.43
7.43
10.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.35
EMLAF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
64% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. EMLAF: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
EMLAF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.71
Current: 2.35
1.15
2.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 7.70
EMLAF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. EMLAF: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
EMLAF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.1  Med: 8.8 Max: 32.6
Current: 7.7
-31.1
32.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.36
EMLAF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. EMLAF: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.44
EMLAF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
61% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. EMLAF: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
EMLAF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.96
Current: 3.44
1.68
3.96
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -10.30
EMLAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. EMLAF: -10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EMLAF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 0 Max: 5.7
Current: -10.3
-10.8
5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.65
EMLAF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. EMLAF: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
EMLAF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.93 Max: 7.56
Current: 2.65
0.91
7.56
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.84
EMLAF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. EMLAF: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
EMLAF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.84
0.82
1.21
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.84
EMLAF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. EMLAF: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
EMLAF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.84
0.39
1.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -39.27
EMLAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. EMLAF: -39.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
EMLAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: 11.8 Max: 16.5
Current: -39.27
-39.7
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.62
EMLAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. EMLAF: 6.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
EMLAF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 6.2 Max: 15.8
Current: 6.62
1.5
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $18,466
EPS (TTM) $ -5.96
Beta0.61
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $10.82 - 17.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)271.68

Analyst Estimate

Apr17 Apr18 Apr19
Revenue (Mil $) 18,150 18,262 18,745
EPS ($) 0.45 0.63 0.73
EPS without NRI ($) 0.45 0.63 0.73
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Empire Company: Canadian Grocer Paying Dividends Since 1963 Sep 26 2016 
Gurus Hold Retailers at 10-Year Low P/S Dec 28 2013 

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