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$9.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,110,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$41.04
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.89
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$47.41
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.29
  • P/E Growth: 1.95
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.88 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.72
  • Book Value: C$12.10 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.36
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
  • EBITDA: C$936.3 million
  • Net Margins: 4.49%
  • Return on Equity: 21.33%
  • Return on Assets: 10.27%
  • Average Volume: 590,178 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 6.86

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be given a dividend of 0.162 per share on Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.65 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. View Metro's Dividend History.

How were Metro's earnings last quarter?

Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 12th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The business earned $3.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.79 billion. Metro had a return on equity of 21.33% and a net margin of 4.49%. 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, 22nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Metro.

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

9 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Metro's stock. Their predictions range from C$44.00 to C$51.00. On average, they expect Metro's share price to reach C$47.70 in the next twelve months. 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$40.61.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  216 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  502
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: 4 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.56)
Consensus Price Target: C$47.70
Consensus Price Target History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Price Target History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/3/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$44.00 -> C$45.00View Rating Details
10/3/2017Eight CapitalLower Price TargetNeutralC$47.00 -> C$45.00View Rating Details
9/29/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$48.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
9/5/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> HoldC$49.00 -> C$44.00View Rating Details
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
8/16/2017ScotiabankLower 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
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetC$49.00 -> C$50.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyC$52.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016CSFBBoost Price TargetUnderperformC$37.00 -> C$38.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


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
11/22/2017C$0.65N/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q3C$0.61C$0.49C$3.79 billionC$3.84 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014C$1.03C$0.35C$334.91 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014C$1.03C$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q4C$1.23C$1.13ViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


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)


Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(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)


Headline Trends for Metro (TSE:MRU)
Latest Headlines for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateHeadline logoMetro announces the suspension of its agreement with Éric Salvail - October 19 at 6:27 AM logoMetro enters into agreements to sell the majority of its holding in Alimentation Couche-Tard - October 12 at 7:06 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$45.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC - October 3 at 2:16 PM logoEight Capital Trims Metro, Inc. (MRU) Target Price to C$45.00 - October 3 at 2:16 PM logoMetro, Inc. Just Made the Deal of the Year - October 3 at 10:22 AM logoMetro, Inc. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.16 (MRU) - October 3 at 8:44 AM logoMedia advisory - METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion - October 2 at 11:36 AM logoMetro to Sell Assets to Fund $3.6 Billion Coutu Purchase - October 2 at 11:36 AM logoMetro Inc to buy Jean Coutu Group in $3.60 billion deal - October 2 at 11:36 AM logo[$$] Canadian Grocer Metro to Buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 Billion - October 2 at 11:36 AM logo/R E P E A T -- METRO INC. to acquire The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $4.5 billion/ - October 2 at 11:36 AM logoMETRO INC. - Dividend notice - October 2 at 11:36 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, miners; energy stocks weigh - October 2 at 11:36 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - October 1 at 12:38 PM logoMetro Inc. Offering To Buy Jean Coutu, Couche-Tard Suffers - Seeking Alpha - September 29 at 11:27 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Raised to C$50.00 at Desjardins - September 29 at 3:26 PM logoMetro Inc in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billion - September 28 at 6:55 PM logoIIROC Trade Resumption - PJC.A MRU - September 27 at 3:37 PM logoCanada's Metro in talks to buy Jean Coutu for $3.6 billion, shares soar - September 27 at 3:37 PM logoRRSP Investors: 3 Stocks With Over 20 Years of Dividend Growth - The Motley Fool Canada - September 22 at 9:03 AM logoEight Capital Downgrades Metro, Inc. (MRU) to Neutral - September 15 at 2:34 PM logoShould You Be Tempted To Buy Metro Inc (TSX:MRU) Because Of Its PE Ratio? - September 14 at 4:14 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - September 6 at 12:40 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Rating Lowered to Hold at TD Securities - September 5 at 5:52 PM logoMetro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : September 05th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 31, 2017 - September 1 at 6:04 AM logoETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 28, 2017 - August 28 at 8:17 PM logoInvestors: Use A Company’s Return On Equity To Help You Pick Stocks - August 28 at 3:17 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$46.00 by Analysts at CIBC - August 20 at 11:22 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$47.00 - August 20 at 11:22 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$51.00 at Scotiabank - August 20 at 11:22 PM logoMetro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 2:30 AM logoETFs with exposure to Metro, Inc. : August 18, 2017 - August 19 at 2:30 AM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Cut by Analyst - August 18 at 7:52 AM logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 15-Aug-17 1:00pm GMT - August 18 at 1:44 AM logoWhat Impact Will Minimum Wage Increases Have on These Grocers’ Bottom Lines? - August 17 at 3:40 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Cut by Analyst (MRU) - August 17 at 11:20 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.16 - August 17 at 9:40 AM logoMETRO reports 2017 third quarter results - August 17 at 4:57 AM logoTD Securities Cuts Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$49.00 - August 16 at 2:41 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$48.00 at Raymond James Financial, Inc. - August 16 at 2:41 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Cut to C$51.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets - August 16 at 2:41 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Lowered to C$50.00 - August 16 at 2:38 PM logoLooking for Dividends and Growth Prospects? Metro, Inc. Might Be the Stock for You - August 15 at 2:13 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Lowered to C$44.00 at Barclays PLC - August 14 at 4:54 PM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Metro, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (MRU) - August 14 at 4:24 AM logoDesjardins Comments on Metro, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (TSE:MRU) - August 14 at 1:40 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday - August 8 at 7:08 AM logoMetro, Inc. Combats the Rise of Meal-Kit Delivery With MissFresh Deal - August 5 at 4:26 AM logoMetro, Inc. :MRU-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017 - August 5 at 4:26 AM logoMETRO Reaches a Partnership Agreement with MissFresh - Company Enters the Ready-to-cook Meals Market - August 2 at 6:05 AM



Metro (MRU) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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