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Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores    NAICS: 445110    SIC: 6011
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Traded in other countries:MRU.Canada, 62M.Germany,
Metro Inc is a distributor of food and pharmaceutical products. The Company is engaged in food retailing & distribution and operates a network of supermarkets, discount stores and drugstores.

Metro Inc was incorporated under the name Magasins LaSalle Stores Limited by letters patent dated December 22, 1947 under the Companies Act (Québec). The Company is a food retailer and distributor. It operates a network of supermarkets, discount stores and drugstores. The Company operates or supplies a total of 651 food stores in Québec and in Ontario. It also supplies 700 small retail outlets. It has four warehouses to ensure procurement and storage of grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods and certain dairy products. The Company also operates nine warehouses for the procurement and storage of meat, frozen foods, produce as well as for the supply of small retail outlets. Its subsidiary operates two distribution centers. It operates in the pharmaceutical sector and serves directly, from two warehouses or through authorized suppliers, independent (Québec) and/or corporate (Ontario) drugstores. It also serves health care institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes throughout Québec. The Company uses and has exclusive ownership of several trademarks and trade names. Its principal banners are Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Marché Richelieu, Food Basics, Adonis, Brunet, Brunet Plus, Brunet Clinique, Clini Plus, Pharmacy, Drug Basics and Première Moisson. Its private labels are identified by the following trademarks, among others: Irresistibles, Selection, Phoenicia and Cedar.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 16.48
MTRAF's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.05 vs. MTRAF: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MTRAF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.05  Med: 13.09 Max: 20.71
Current: 16.48
8.05
20.71
Forward PE Ratio 15.22
MTRAF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. MTRAF: 15.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 16.48
MTRAF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
65% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. MTRAF: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MTRAF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.12  Med: 13.13 Max: 20.71
Current: 16.48
8.12
20.71
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.88
MTRAF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
54% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. MTRAF: 17.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.47  Med: 13.75 Max: 37.08
Current: 17.88
8.47
37.08
PB Ratio 3.39
MTRAF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MTRAF: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MTRAF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.14 Max: 4.21
Current: 3.39
1.23
4.21
PS Ratio 0.74
MTRAF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MTRAF: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MTRAF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.74
0.23
0.91
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 21.82
MTRAF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. MTRAF: 21.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.25  Med: 20.21 Max: 47.63
Current: 21.82
10.25
47.63
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.32
MTRAF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. MTRAF: 12.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 10.02 Max: 21.86
Current: 12.32
6.96
21.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.62
MTRAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. MTRAF: 12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MTRAF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 10.2 Max: 15.3
Current: 12.62
6.8
15.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.33
MTRAF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. MTRAF: 10.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MTRAF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.8 Max: 12.6
Current: 10.33
5.7
12.6
PEG Ratio 1.62
MTRAF's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. MTRAF: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MTRAF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.62
0.53
2.28
Shiller PE Ratio 24.01
MTRAF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.51 vs. MTRAF: 24.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.57  Med: 18.9 Max: 30.09
Current: 24.01
12.57
30.09
Current Ratio 1.20
MTRAF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MTRAF: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2
0.77
1.22
Quick Ratio 0.35
MTRAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. MTRAF: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.35
0.27
1.12
Days Inventory 30.71
MTRAF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 36.88 vs. MTRAF: 30.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MTRAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.03  Med: 28.51 Max: 31.18
Current: 30.71
21.03
31.18
Days Sales Outstanding 9.82
MTRAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. MTRAF: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MTRAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.68  Med: 9.9 Max: 11.24
Current: 9.82
8.68
11.24
Days Payable 37.19
MTRAF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 44.83 vs. MTRAF: 37.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MTRAF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.65  Med: 38.39 Max: 41.82
Current: 37.19
36.65
41.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.71
MTRAF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
67% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MTRAF: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MTRAF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.71
0.71
2.16
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.12
MTRAF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. MTRAF: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.23
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 18.60
MTRAF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MTRAF: 18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MTRAF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.2 Max: 23
Current: 18.6
0
23
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.00
MTRAF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MTRAF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.55
MTRAF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
52% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MTRAF: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MTRAF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.29  Med: 3.06 Max: 4.72
Current: 1.55
2.29
4.72
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.30
MTRAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. MTRAF: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MTRAF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 1.6 Max: 6.2
Current: 5.3
-5.8
6.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 26.03
MTRAF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. MTRAF: 26.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 8.29 Max: 368.79
Current: 26.03
2.06
368.79
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.45
MTRAF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MTRAF: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.45
0.75
2.34
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.91
MTRAF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
75% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. MTRAF: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.68
MTRAF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MTRAF: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.68
0.48
2.01
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.85
MTRAF's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MTRAF: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.85
0.61
2.25
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.36
MTRAF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MTRAF: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MTRAF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.1 Max: 15.41
Current: 4.36
0.94
15.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.90
MTRAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MTRAF: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MTRAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 9.8 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.9
6.5
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 11.88
MTRAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. MTRAF: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MTRAF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 16 Max: 22.2
Current: 11.88
11.3
22.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,755
EPS (TTM) $ 1.84
Beta0.24
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $29.35 - 36.45
Shares Outstanding (Mil)230.46

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 9,930 10,084 10,251
EPS ($) 1.97 2.15 2.43
EPS without NRI ($) 1.97 2.15 2.43
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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