Metro Company Profile (TSE:MRU)

About Metro (TSE:MRU)

Metro logoMETRO INC. is engaged in food and pharmaceutical distribution. The Company operates under various grocery banners in the supermarket and discount segments. The Company operates or supplies a network of over 940 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Premiere Moisson, as well as approximately 260 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners. The Adonis banner, which has over 10 stores, is specialized in perishables, and Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products. It also operates Premiere Moisson, a company specialized in bakery, pastry, charcutery and other food offerings prepared on an artisanal basis. Premiere Moisson sells its products to its stores, to restaurant and distribution chains, as well as directly to consumers. It also acts as franchisor and distributor for over 180 franchised Brunet Plus, Brunet, Brunet Clinique and Clini Plus drugstores, owned by independent pharmacists.

Industry, Sector and Symbol: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: C$9.77 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,595,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$43.46
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.23
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$48.10
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.42
  • P/E Growth: 1.69
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.82 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.76
  • Book Value: C$11.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.64
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: C$932.2 million
  • Net Margins: 4.56%
  • Return on Equity: 20.79%
  • Return on Assets: 9.94%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 505,378 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 5.68
 

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 were Metro's earnings last quarter?

Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 12th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 return on equity of 20.79% and a net margin of 4.56%. View Metro's Earnings History.

When will Metro make its next earnings announcement?

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

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

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Metro's shares. Their predictions range from C$38.00 to C$54.00. On average, they expect Metro's stock price to reach C$48.92 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$42.92.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  187 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  246 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  433
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: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.55)
Consensus Price Target: C$48.92

Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
7/21/2017Eight CapitalLower Price TargetC$54.00 -> C$52.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetC$45.00 -> C$47.00View 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
4/26/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperformC$52.00 -> C$54.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyC$45.00 -> C$52.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformC$42.00 -> C$53.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$43.00 -> C$48.00View Rating Details
4/25/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformC$50.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual WeightC$43.00 -> C$42.00View 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 7/21/2015 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
8/15/2017$0.81N/AView Earnings Details
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: $2.63
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.84
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$0.78
Q4 20173$0.64$0.70$0.67
Q1 20182$0.64$0.66$0.65
Q2 20182$0.60$0.61$0.61
Q3 20182$0.84$0.89$0.87
Q4 20182$0.70$0.73$0.72
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Metro (TSE MRU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
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)
Source:
DateHeadline
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
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Lifted to "Buy" at TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Upgraded to "Outperform" at BMO Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoNational Bank Financial Boosts Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$47.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoRoyal Bank of Canada Increases Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$50.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$54.00 Price Target at Eight Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Raised to C$49.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 3:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Outperform Rating at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 9:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Set at C$45.00 by TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 5:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2017 Second Quarter Results/
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 3:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoScotiabank Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Metro, Inc. (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 10:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Raymond James Financial, Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 10:52 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Metro, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 11:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Decreased by National Bank Financial (MRU)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 8:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 2:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMetro Inc. to Release 2017 Second Quarter Results
finance.yahoo.com - March 31 at 6:44 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMETRO INC. sells its Class A Multiple Voting Shares of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to a wholly-owned subsidiary as ... - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - March 22 at 9:24 AM
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www.fool.ca - March 10 at 7:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 1:50 PM
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www.fool.ca - February 15 at 1:19 AM
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www.fool.ca - February 2 at 12:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMETRO INC. announces the voting results on the election of its directors
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 8:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 24-Jan-17 7:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - January 25 at 5:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMorning News Call - Canada, January 24
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 7:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMETRO reports 2017 first quarter results
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 7:26 PM

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