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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.19
WNGRF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WNGRF: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WNGRF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.19
0.06
0.93
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
WNGRF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WNGRF: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WNGRF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.21
0.19
0.36
Debt-to-Equity 1.72
WNGRF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
87% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WNGRF: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WNGRF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.17 Max: 2
Current: 1.72
0.59
2
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.21
WNGRF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. WNGRF: 3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
WNGRF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 3.52 Max: 5.46
Current: 3.21
2.42
5.46
Interest Coverage 3.61
WNGRF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. WNGRF: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WNGRF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 2.86 Max: 5
Current: 3.61
1.13
5
Piotroski F-Score: 9
Altman Z-Score: 2.18
Beneish M-Score: -2.89
WACC vs ROIC
4.10%
6.97%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 5.01
WNGRF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WNGRF: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WNGRF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 4.18 Max: 5.01
Current: 5.01
2.22
5.01
Net Margin % 1.34
WNGRF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. WNGRF: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WNGRF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.25
Current: 1.34
0.29
3.25
ROE % 7.83
WNGRF's ROE % is ranked lower than
57% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. WNGRF: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WNGRF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 9.01 Max: 16.11
Current: 7.83
1.21
16.11
ROA % 1.73
WNGRF's ROA % is ranked lower than
68% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. WNGRF: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WNGRF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 2.55 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.73
0.41
5.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 17.06
WNGRF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. WNGRF: 17.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WNGRF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.06  Med: 14.73 Max: 18.95
Current: 17.06
8.06
18.95
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.50
WNGRF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WNGRF: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WNGRF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 8.5 Max: 15.5
Current: 12.5
-4.6
15.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 15.00
WNGRF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WNGRF: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WNGRF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.8  Med: 9.2 Max: 28
Current: 15
-18.8
28
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.20
WNGRF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WNGRF: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WNGRF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.2  Med: 3.2 Max: 73.5
Current: -4.2
-58.2
73.5
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Preferred stocks of George Weston Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WN.PR.D.Canada24.755.255.2 % Pfd Shs Series -IV
WN.PR.E.Canada22.735.214 3/4 % Cum Conv Red Pfd Shs Series V
WN.PR.C.Canada24.805.255.2 % Pfd Shs Series -III
WN.PR.A.Canada25.865.615.8 % Pfd shs Series -1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores    NAICS: 445299    SIC: 6019
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Traded in other countries:WN.Canada, WX5.Germany,
Headquarter Location:Canada
George Weston Limited is in food and drug retail business through its control of Loblaw Companies Ltd which provides with pharmacy, health, apparel, general merchandise, banking, credit card services; and Weston Foods offering fresh and frozen products.

George Weston, founded in 1882, owns 47% of Loblaw, which is Canada's largest food retailer and accounts for about 95% of George Weston's consolidated sales. The company's other segment, Weston Foods (5% of sales), manufactures and distributes fresh baked goods in Canada and also sells frozen baked goods and biscuits in Canada and the United States.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 23.71
WNGRF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. WNGRF: 23.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WNGRF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.75  Med: 22.87 Max: 250.19
Current: 23.71
4.75
250.19
Forward PE Ratio 14.47
WNGRF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. WNGRF: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 23.71
WNGRF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
60% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. WNGRF: 23.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WNGRF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.43  Med: 24.92 Max: 352.55
Current: 23.71
12.43
352.55
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.57
WNGRF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
72% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. WNGRF: 12.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.07  Med: 19.38 Max: 74.6
Current: 12.57
4.07
74.6
PB Ratio 1.82
WNGRF's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. WNGRF: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WNGRF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.82
1.03
2.66
PS Ratio 0.29
WNGRF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WNGRF: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WNGRF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.29
0.18
0.38
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.21
WNGRF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
87% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. WNGRF: 7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 9.23 Max: 44.8
Current: 7.21
1.95
44.8
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.11
WNGRF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. WNGRF: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 4.61 Max: 8.27
Current: 4.11
1.56
8.27
EV-to-EBIT 12.84
WNGRF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. WNGRF: 12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WNGRF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.7  Med: 13 Max: 48.4
Current: 12.84
6.7
48.4
EV-to-EBITDA 7.70
WNGRF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
78% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. WNGRF: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WNGRF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 8 Max: 16.3
Current: 7.7
4.8
16.3
EV-to-Revenue 0.66
WNGRF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
55% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. WNGRF: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WNGRF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.66
0.3
0.8
PEG Ratio 1.77
WNGRF's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. WNGRF: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WNGRF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.89 Max: 98.19
Current: 1.77
0.87
98.19
Shiller PE Ratio 24.02
WNGRF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.98 vs. WNGRF: 24.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WNGRF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.49  Med: 16.65 Max: 29.32
Current: 24.02
9.49
29.32
Current Ratio 1.50
WNGRF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WNGRF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WNGRF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.14 Max: 2.13
Current: 1.5
0.7
2.13
Quick Ratio 0.92
WNGRF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. WNGRF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WNGRF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.92
0.43
1.54
Days Inventory 47.35
WNGRF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.32 vs. WNGRF: 47.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WNGRF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.39  Med: 32.79 Max: 48.68
Current: 47.35
27.39
48.68
Days Sales Outstanding 8.63
WNGRF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. WNGRF: 8.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WNGRF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.76 Max: 11.75
Current: 8.63
5.3
11.75
Days Payable 53.13
WNGRF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
61% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.45 vs. WNGRF: 53.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WNGRF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.26  Med: 57.88 Max: 73.24
Current: 53.13
40.26
73.24

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.17
WNGRF's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
60% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. WNGRF: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WNGRF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.17
1.17
3.28
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.19
WNGRF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WNGRF: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WNGRF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.46 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.19
0.19
2.62
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 2.40
WNGRF's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. WNGRF: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WNGRF' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.3  Med: 2.4 Max: 42.4
Current: 2.4
-25.3
42.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.67
WNGRF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
66% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WNGRF: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.44
WNGRF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
68% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. WNGRF: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WNGRF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.46 Max: 4.03
Current: 1.44
1.44
4.03

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.62
WNGRF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. WNGRF: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.81 Max: 7.37
Current: 0.62
0.53
7.37
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.01
WNGRF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WNGRF: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.01
0.62
2.19
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.53
WNGRF's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. WNGRF: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WNGRF' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.98 Max: 33.14
Current: 1.53
0.54
33.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.79
WNGRF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. WNGRF: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WNGRF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.7 Max: 14.9
Current: 7.79
2.1
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 26.62
WNGRF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. WNGRF: 26.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WNGRF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 13.9 Max: 27.2
Current: 26.62
-10.1
27.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $36,446.14
EPS (TTM) $ 3.51
Beta1.01
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $76.25 - 91.56
Shares Outstanding (Mil)127.92

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 38,751 39,115 39,582
EPS ($) 5.65 5.99 7.03
EPS without NRI ($) 5.65 5.99 7.03
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 99
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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