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$9.08 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,110,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$41.38
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.75
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$47.41
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.93
  • P/E Growth: 1.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.88 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.70
  • Book Value: C$12.10 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.30
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
  • EBIDTA: C$936.3 million
  • Net Margins: 4.49%
  • Return on Equity: 21.33%
  • Return on Assets: 10.27%
  • Average Volume: 508,384 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be given a dividend of 0.162 per share on Tuesday, September 26th. This represents a $0.65 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This is a positive change 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 for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.12. The company earned $3.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.79 billion. Metro had a net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 21.33%. 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?

10 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Metro's shares. Their forecasts range from C$44.00 to C$52.00. On average, they anticipate Metro's share price to reach C$48.09 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$39.98.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  212 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  277 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  489
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, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: C$48.09

Analysts' Ratings History for Metro (TSE:MRU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/15/2017Eight CapitalLower Price TargetBuy -> NeutralC$50.00 -> C$47.00View 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
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
(Data available from 9/20/2015 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
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 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) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - August 12 at 12:42 PM 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 logoCould a Jean Coutu Group PJC Inc. & Metro, Inc. Merger Be on the Horizon? - July 27 at 4:31 AM logoEight Capital Trims Metro, Inc. (MRU) Target Price to C$52.00 - July 21 at 2:27 PM logoMetro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - July 18 at 1:53 PM logoMetro - Metro Inc. to Release 2017 Third Quarter Results - July 11 at 2:29 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - June 23 at 11:19 AM logoMetro, Inc. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:MRU) : June 13, 2017 - June 13 at 6:47 PM logoMetro, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRU-CA : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 4:00 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells C$454,700.00 in Stock - June 8 at 4:36 PM logoDefensive Investors: Should You Be Loading Up on Metro, Inc.? - June 6 at 12:20 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Roberto Sbrugnera Sells 535 Shares - June 1 at 4:50 PM logoFill Your Cart and Portfolio With Metro, Inc. - The Motley Fool Canada - May 31 at 8:33 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 29 at 10:34 AM logoMetro, Inc. : MRU-CA: Dividend Analysis : May 24th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 7:07 PM logoYves Vézina Sells 9,600 Shares of Metro, Inc. (MRU) Stock - May 16 at 4:38 PM logo2 Top Dividend-Growth Stocks to Buy Now - May 2 at 7:35 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 2 at 12:37 PM logoInsider Selling: Metro, Inc. (MRU) Insider Sells 9,360 Shares of Stock - May 1 at 8:22 PM logoCIBC Increases Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$48.00 - April 30 at 10:24 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Metro, Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (MRU) - April 28 at 3:42 PM



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