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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
MTRAF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. MTRAF: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MTRAF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: 4.78
Current: 0.04
0.01
4.78
Equity to Asset 0.48
MTRAF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MTRAF: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MTRAF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.48
0.36
0.59
Interest Coverage 11.64
MTRAF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. MTRAF: 11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MTRAF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 11.63 Max: 14.8
Current: 11.64
6.3
14.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.36
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
1.12%
14.14%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.73
MTRAF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. MTRAF: 5.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MTRAF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.95  Med: 5.11 Max: 5.91
Current: 5.73
3.95
5.91
Net-margin (%) 4.36
MTRAF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MTRAF: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MTRAF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.31  Med: 3.42 Max: 6.25
Current: 4.36
2.31
6.25
ROE (%) 20.46
MTRAF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. MTRAF: 20.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MTRAF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.66  Med: 16.39 Max: 26.75
Current: 20.46
14.66
26.75
ROA (%) 10.05
MTRAF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. MTRAF: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MTRAF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 8.25 Max: 13.95
Current: 10.05
6.25
13.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.94
MTRAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.63 vs. MTRAF: 48.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MTRAF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.13  Med: 46.24 Max: 56.81
Current: 48.94
38.13
56.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
MTRAF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MTRAF: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTRAF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 7.90 Max: 19.2
Current: 6.6
2.4
19.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.80
MTRAF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MTRAF: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTRAF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 10.80 Max: 19.8
Current: 6.8
3.8
19.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
MTRAF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MTRAF: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MTRAF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.00 Max: 25.2
Current: 7.6
0
25.2
» MTRAF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-12)


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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 18.90
MTRAF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. MTRAF: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MTRAF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.04  Med: 14.09 Max: 20.19
Current: 18.9
8.04
20.19
Forward P/E 16.13
MTRAF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. MTRAF: 16.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.90
MTRAF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
57% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.69 vs. MTRAF: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MTRAF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.12  Med: 14.12 Max: 20.16
Current: 18.9
8.12
20.16
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 19.25
MTRAF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.57 vs. MTRAF: 19.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MTRAF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 13.57 Max: 35.9
Current: 19.25
8.4
35.9
P/B 3.78
MTRAF's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MTRAF: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MTRAF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.14 Max: 4.01
Current: 3.78
1.23
4.01
P/S 0.82
MTRAF's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MTRAF: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MTRAF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.82
0.23
0.88
PFCF 25.99
MTRAF's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.08 vs. MTRAF: 25.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MTRAF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.25  Med: 19.67 Max: 47.63
Current: 25.99
10.25
47.63
POCF 14.85
MTRAF's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. MTRAF: 14.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MTRAF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 9.96 Max: 21.85
Current: 14.85
6.96
21.85
EV-to-EBIT 14.09
MTRAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. MTRAF: 14.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MTRAF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 10.30 Max: 16.8
Current: 14.09
6.8
16.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.51
MTRAF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. MTRAF: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MTRAF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.80 Max: 12.5
Current: 11.51
5.7
12.5
PEG 2.41
MTRAF's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MTRAF: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MTRAF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.3
Current: 2.41
0.53
2.3
Shiller P/E 27.67
MTRAF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. MTRAF: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MTRAF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.57  Med: 18.94 Max: 29.42
Current: 27.67
12.57
29.42
Current Ratio 1.18
MTRAF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MTRAF: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.18
0.77
1.22
Quick Ratio 0.38
MTRAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. MTRAF: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MTRAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.12
Current: 0.38
0.27
1.12
Days Inventory 30.35
MTRAF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 40.31 vs. MTRAF: 30.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MTRAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.79  Med: 24.09 Max: 31.18
Current: 30.35
19.79
31.18
Days Sales Outstanding 8.54
MTRAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.88 vs. MTRAF: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MTRAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.68  Med: 10.01 Max: 11.24
Current: 8.54
8.68
11.24
Days Payable 34.82
MTRAF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 46.29 vs. MTRAF: 34.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MTRAF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.27  Med: 38.15 Max: 40.48
Current: 34.82
36.27
40.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.54
MTRAF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MTRAF: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MTRAF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.54
0.54
2.16
Dividend Payout 0.10
MTRAF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. MTRAF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MTRAF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.1
0.07
0.37
Dividend Growth (3y) 17.30
MTRAF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MTRAF: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MTRAF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.10 Max: 23
Current: 17.3
0
23
Forward Dividend Yield 1.04
MTRAF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. MTRAF: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.54
MTRAF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
98% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. MTRAF: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MTRAF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.54
0.54
2.16
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.60
MTRAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. MTRAF: 5.60 )
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: -5.9  Med: 1.50 Max: 6.2
Current: 5.6
-5.9
6.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 31.80
MTRAF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. MTRAF: 31.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MTRAF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 8.02 Max: 368.79
Current: 31.8
1.56
368.79
Price/Projected FCF 1.67
MTRAF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. MTRAF: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MTRAF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.67
0.75
2.11
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.77
MTRAF's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
62% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MTRAF: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.93
MTRAF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MTRAF: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MTRAF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.93
0.41
2.06
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.12
MTRAF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MTRAF: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MTRAF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.27
Current: 2.12
0.61
2.27
Price/Graham Number 5.19
MTRAF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MTRAF: 5.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MTRAF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.08 Max: 15.41
Current: 5.19
0.94
15.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.08
MTRAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MTRAF: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MTRAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.75 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.08
6
14.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.88
MTRAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 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: 11.2  Med: 16.10 Max: 22.2
Current: 11.88
11.2
22.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $9858
EPS $ 1.75
Beta0.45
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $26.21 - 34.69
Shares Outstanding(Mil)237.43

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 9,347 9,659 9,799
EPS($) 1.75 1.92 2.13
EPS without NRI($) 1.75 1.92 2.13

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:MRU.Canada, 62M.Germany,
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 659 food stores in Québec and in Ontario. It also supplies 752 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.
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