Metro Company Profile (TSE:MRU)

About Metro (TSE:MRU)

Metro logoMetro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates supermarkets, discount and convenience stores, and food stores that provide grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, bakery and deli products, and pastry and charcutery products, as well as perishable products. The company also acts as a franchisor and distributor for 184 drugstores owned by independent pharmacists. It operates a network of 942 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis, and Première Moisson; and 258 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy, and Drug Basics banners. Metro Inc. is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

Industry, Sector and Symbol: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: C$9.51 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,110,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$42.53
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.53
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$47.41
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.68
  • P/E Growth: 1.83
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.88 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.74
  • Book Value: C$12.10 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.46
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: C$936.3 million
  • Net Margins: 4.56%
  • Return on Equity: 20.79%
  • Return on Assets: 9.94%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 476,462 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 5.38
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Metro (TSE:MRU)

What is Metro's stock symbol?

Metro trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "MRU."

How often does Metro pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Metro?

Metro announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of 0.162 per share on Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $0.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This is a boost from Metro's previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. View Metro's Dividend History.

How were Metro's earnings last quarter?

Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 12th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.79 billion. Metro had a net margin of 4.56% and a return on equity of 20.79%. View Metro's Earnings History.

When will Metro make its next earnings announcement?

Metro is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 15th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Metro.

Where is Metro's stock going? Where will Metro's stock price be in 2017?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Metro's stock. Their forecasts range from C$44.00 to C$52.00. On average, they expect Metro's share price to reach C$48.82 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Metro.

Who are some of Metro's key competitors?

Who are Metro's key executives?

Metro's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Real Raymond, Lead Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Eric Richer La Fleche, President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director
  • Francois Thibault, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer
  • Christian Bourbonniere, Executive Vice President - Quebec Division Head
  • Carmine Fortino, Executive Vice President - Ontario Division Head
  • Serge Boulanger, Senior Vice President - National Procurement and Corporate Brands
  • Simon Rivet, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Mireille Desjarlais, Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • Genevieve Bich, Vice President - Human Resources
  • Martin Allaire, Vice President - Real Estate and Engineering

How do I buy Metro stock?

Shares of Metro and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

What is Metro's stock price today?

One share of Metro stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$41.86.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  199 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  264 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  463
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Metro and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Metro (TSE:MRU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.78)
Consensus Price Target: C$48.82

Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/16/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetOutperformC$52.00 -> C$48.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetC$53.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017Eight CapitalLower Price TargetC$52.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017TD SecuritiesLower Price TargetC$50.00 -> C$49.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017ScotiabankLower Price TargetOutperformC$54.00 -> C$51.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017CIBCLower Price TargetC$48.00 -> C$46.00View Rating Details
8/16/2017National Bank FinancialLower Price TargetSector PerformC$48.00 -> C$47.00View Rating Details
8/14/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetC$45.00 -> C$44.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetC$49.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$46.00 -> C$49.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyC$52.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016CSFBBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$37.00 -> C$38.00View Rating Details
8/21/2015Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$33.00 -> C$34.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Earnings by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/15/2017        
8/12/2015Q3$0.61$0.49$3.79 billion$3.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014$1.03$0.35$334.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014$1.03$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q4$1.23$1.13ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Metro (TSE:MRU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.60
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.54$0.60$0.57
Q2 20174$0.54$0.78$0.60
Q3 20174$0.70$0.82$0.77
Q4 20173$0.63$0.68$0.66
Q1 20182$0.64$0.66$0.65
Q2 20182$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q3 20182$0.81$0.89$0.85
Q4 20182$0.69$0.73$0.71
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/16/2017Quarterly$0.168/31/20179/5/20179/26/2017
5/19/2015Quarterly$0.121.31%5/19/20156/12/20156/12/2015
2/13/2015Quarterly$0.120.46%2/13/20153/16/20153/16/2015
11/5/2014Quarterly$0.301.54%11/5/201411/26/201411/26/2014
8/28/2014Quarterly$0.301.69%8/28/20149/19/20149/19/2014
5/13/2014Quarterly$0.301.81%5/13/20146/6/20146/6/2014
2/13/2014Quarterly$0.301.88%2/13/20143/14/20143/14/2014
9/23/2013quarterly$0.2511/9/201311/27/2013
1/28/2013quarterly$0.252/19/20133/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/6/2017Christian BourbonnièreInsiderSell10,000C$45.47C$454,700.00
5/31/2017Roberto SbrugneraInsiderSell535C$45.30C$24,235.50
5/16/2017Yves VézinaInsiderSell9,600C$46.20C$443,520.00
4/28/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell9,360C$46.51C$435,333.60
2/23/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell500C$40.25C$20,125.00
2/22/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell20,000C$39.80C$796,000.00
2/21/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell6,840C$40.16C$274,694.40
2/17/2017Simon RivetInsiderSell1,500C$40.10C$60,150.00
2/16/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell4,000C$40.02C$160,080.00
2/14/2017La Flèche Eric RicherDirectorSell10,000C$40.41C$404,100.00
2/14/2017Martin AllaireInsiderSell4,020C$39.81C$160,036.20
1/30/2017Yves Vã©ZinaInsiderSell4,170C$39.52C$164,798.40
2/22/2016Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell400C$42.30C$16,920.00
2/9/2016Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderSell9,300C$41.00C$381,300.00
2/8/2016Serge BoulangerInsiderSell5,019C$40.53C$203,437.64
2/5/2016Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderSell1,500C$41.01C$61,515.00
2/3/2016Simon RivetInsiderSell500C$41.21C$20,605.00
2/2/2016La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell200C$41.02C$8,204.00
1/29/2016Yves V�ZinaInsiderSell2,040C$41.55C$84,762.00
12/9/2015La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell13,200C$38.54C$508,728.00
12/7/2015La Fl�Che Eric RicherDirectorSell80,200C$39.00C$3,127,800.00
12/1/2015Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell9,900C$38.80C$384,120.00
11/27/2015Christian Bourbonni�ReInsiderSell35,100C$38.65C$1,356,453.54
11/20/2015Simon RivetInsiderSell2,000C$38.50C$77,008.00
6/2/2015Fran�Ois ThibaultInsiderBuy1,000C$34.04C$34,040.00
4/29/2015Metro Inc.InsiderBuy570,000C$33.32C$18,994,110.00
4/24/2015Christian BourbonnièreInsiderSell2,100C$35.63C$74,823.00
11/24/2014Serge FerlandDirectorSell12,732C$87.77C$1,117,427.80
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Latest Headlines for Metro (TSE:MRU)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$46.00 by Analysts at CIBC
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$47.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$51.00 at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 20 at 11:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 2:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 2:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Cut by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 7:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 15-Aug-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 1:44 AM
fool.ca logoWhat Impact Will Minimum Wage Increases Have on These Grocers’ Bottom Lines?
www.fool.ca - August 17 at 3:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Cut by Analyst (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 11:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.16
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 17 at 9:40 AM
bizjournals.com logoMETRO reports 2017 third quarter results
www.bizjournals.com - August 17 at 4:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoTD Securities Cuts Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$49.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 2:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$48.00 at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 2:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$51.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 2:41 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$50.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 2:38 PM
fool.ca logoLooking for Dividends and Growth Prospects? Metro, Inc. Might Be the Stock for You
www.fool.ca - August 15 at 2:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Lowered to C$44.00 at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 4:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Metro, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 4:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Comments on Metro, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (TSE:MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 1:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 12:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 7:08 AM
fool.ca logoMetro, Inc. Combats the Rise of Meal-Kit Delivery With MissFresh Deal
www.fool.ca - August 5 at 4:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 4:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMETRO Reaches a Partnership Agreement with MissFresh - Company Enters the Ready-to-cook Meals Market
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 6:05 AM
fool.ca logoCould a Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc. & Metro, Inc. Merger Be on the Horizon?
www.fool.ca - July 27 at 4:31 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEight Capital Trims Metro, Inc. (MRU) Target Price to C$52.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 2:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 1:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro - Metro Inc. to Release 2017 Third Quarter Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 2:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro, Inc. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:MRU) : June 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 6:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : June 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 4:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells C$454,700.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 8 at 4:36 PM
fool.ca logoDefensive Investors: Should You Be Loading Up on Metro, Inc.?
www.fool.ca - June 6 at 12:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Roberto Sbrugnera Sells 535 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 4:50 PM
fool.ca logoFill Your Cart and Portfolio With Metro, Inc. - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - May 31 at 8:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 29 at 10:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : May 24th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 7:07 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoYves Vézina Sells 9,600 Shares of Metro, Inc. (MRU) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 4:38 PM
fool.ca logo2 Top Dividend-Growth Stocks to Buy Now
www.fool.ca - May 2 at 7:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 12:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells 9,360 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 8:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCIBC Increases Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$48.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 10:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Set Expectations for Metro, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 3:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Issued By National Bank Financial
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 3:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2018 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Boosted by Analyst (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 4:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.82 Per Share (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 11:04 AM
fool.ca logoMetro Inc.’s Excellent Operating Performance Translates to Earnings Beat
www.fool.ca - April 26 at 6:40 PM
fool.ca logo3 Things to Love About Metro Inc.'s Second Quarter Results - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - April 26 at 6:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 6:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Raised to C$54.00 at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:58 PM

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