Switch to:

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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.67
PWCDF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. PWCDF: 0.67 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.32   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67

Equity to Asset 0.03
PWCDF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. PWCDF: 0.03 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.08
Current: 0.03

0.03
0.08
Interest Coverage 7.86
PWCDF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. PWCDF: 7.86 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.62   Max: 22.76
Current: 7.86

5.62
22.76
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.20
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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.05
PWCDF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. PWCDF: 10.05 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.78   Max: 18.61
Current: 10.05

7.78
18.61
Net-margin (%) 3.19
PWCDF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. PWCDF: 3.19 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 8.05
Current: 3.19

2.06
8.05
ROE (%) 11.24
PWCDF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. PWCDF: 11.24 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 22.19
Current: 11.24

6.96
22.19
ROA (%) 0.36
PWCDF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. PWCDF: 0.36 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.36

0.33
1.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 358.86
PWCDF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 204.78 vs. PWCDF: 358.86 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 78.85   Max: 836.9
Current: 358.86

78.85
836.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -3.50
PWCDF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. PWCDF: -3.50 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 33.6
Current: -3.5

-4.1
33.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
PWCDF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. PWCDF: 9.00 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.2   Max: 97.1
Current: 9

-21.2
97.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
PWCDF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PWCDF: 12.40 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.4   Max: 30.8
Current: 12.4

-20.4
30.8
» PWCDF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

Guru Trades

PWCDF Guru Trades in

PWCDF Guru Trades in

PWCDF Guru Trades in

Q3 2012

PWCDF Guru Trades in Q3 2012

Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PWCDF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)



No Guru Trades Found!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Preferred stocks of Power Corporation Of Canada

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
POW.PR.E.Canada34.503.36
POW.PR.C.Canada25.595.675.8 % Non Cum Pfd Shs Series C
POW.PR.B.Canada25.215.315.35 % Non Cum Pfd Shs Series -B
POW.PR.D.Canada24.805.045 % Non Cum 1st Pfd Shs Series -D
POW.PR.G.Canada26.615.26
POW.PR.A.Canada25.485.495.6 % Non Cum Pfd Shs Series A
POW.PR.F.Canada40.002.63

Top Ranked Articles about Power Corporation Of Canada

Power Corporation of Canada Is a Cash Flow-Generating Machine
While monitoring the international investing gurus at GuruFocus, I noticed some new purchases by the Signature Select Canadian Fund. The fund recently added new positions in NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Power Corporation of Canada (TSX:POW, PWCDF), and Valero Energy (VLO). As I take a closer look at the new positions, Power Corporation of Canada stood out to me because of its huge amount of free cash flow. On a price to free cash flow basis, it is trading at a multiple of only 2.32, making it a cash flow generating machine. This stock has not hit my radar before, and I needed to take a closer look at it. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 11.40
PWCDF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. PWCDF: 11.40 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.65   Max: 213.72
Current: 11.4

5.65
213.72
P/B 1.17
PWCDF's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. PWCDF: 1.17 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.17

0.77
2.36
P/S 0.36
PWCDF's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PWCDF: 0.36 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.36

0.21
0.78
PFCF 12.09
PWCDF's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. PWCDF: 12.09 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 40.06
Current: 12.09

1.93
40.06
EV-to-EBIT 8.86
PWCDF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. PWCDF: 8.86 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 36.7
Current: 8.86

6.6
36.7
PEG 1.36
PWCDF's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWCDF: 1.36 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.9
Current: 1.36

0.54
3.9
Shiller P/E 15.22
PWCDF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.29 vs. PWCDF: 15.22 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 18.14
Current: 15.22

5.8
18.14

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.91
PWCDF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. PWCDF: 3.91 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.54
Current: 3.91

1.5
7.54
Dividend Payout 0.43
PWCDF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PWCDF: 0.43 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.43

0.08
2.46
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
PWCDF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. PWCDF: 3.90 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.54
Current: 3.9

1.5
7.54
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
PWCDF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. PWCDF: -0.10 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.7   Max: -2.3
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.43
PWCDF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. PWCDF: 0.43 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.51
Current: 0.43

0.27
4.51
Price/Median PS Value 0.85
PWCDF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PWCDF: 0.85 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.85

0.65
1.75
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.58
PWCDF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PWCDF: 1.58 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.54
Current: 1.58

0.4
8.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.30
PWCDF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. PWCDF: 11.30 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 15.2
Current: 11.3

2.7
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.50
PWCDF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.88 vs. PWCDF: 25.50 )
PWCDF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 45.2
Current: 25.5

-2.9
45.2

Business Description

Industry: Insurance » Insurance - Diversified
Compare:LFC, PIAIF, AAGIY, CNPAY, CHPXF » details
Traded in other countries:POW.PR.E.Canada, POW.PR.C.Canada, POW.PR.B.Canada, POW.PR.D.Canada, POW.PR.G.Canada, POW.Canada, POW.PR.A.Canada, POW.PR.F.Canada, PCR.Germany,
Power Corporation Of Canada is incorporated and domiciled in Canada on April 18, 1925. It is a diversified international management and holding company that has interests, directly or indirectly, in companies that are active in the financial services, communications and other business sectors. The Company operates in three segments: ƒ‹‰Lifeco, IGM and Parjointco. Lifeco offers life insurance, retirement and investment products, as well as reinsurance and specialty general insurance products, to individuals, businesses and other private and public organizations in Canada, the United States and Europe. IGM offers a package of financial planning services and investment products to its client base. Parjointco owns interest in Pargesa, a holding company, which has diversified interests in companies based in Europe active in specialty minerals, cement and building materials, water, waste services, energy, and wines and spirits.

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK