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$9.81 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 227,595,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$43.29
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$42.28
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.00 - C$47.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.34
  • P/E Growth: 1.61
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.82 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.77
  • Book Value: C$11.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.65
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: C$932.2 million
  • Net Margins: 4.56%
  • Return on Equity: 20.79%
  • Return on Assets: 9.94%
  • Average Volume: 492,786 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 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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.12. The firm earned $3.84 billion during 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 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Metro's stock. Their predictions range from C$38.00 to C$54.00. On average, they expect Metro's share price to reach C$48.92 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$43.11.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Metro (TSE MRU)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  188 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  248 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  436
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)
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 7/25/2015 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
8/15/2017$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)


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)


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 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 logoFY2017 Earnings Estimate for Metro, Inc. (MRU) Issued By National Bank Financial - April 28 at 3:16 PM logoQ2 2018 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Boosted by Analyst (MRU) - April 27 at 4:10 PM logoMetro, Inc. Expected to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.82 Per Share (MRU) - April 27 at 11:04 AM logoMetro Inc.’s Excellent Operating Performance Translates to Earnings Beat - April 26 at 6:40 PM logo3 Things to Love About Metro Inc.'s Second Quarter Results - The Motley Fool Canada - April 26 at 6:40 PM logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 1:00pm GMT - April 26 at 6:40 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Raised to C$54.00 at Scotiabank - April 26 at 3:58 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Lifted to "Buy" at TD Securities - April 26 at 3:58 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Upgraded to "Outperform" at BMO Capital Markets - April 26 at 3:58 PM logoNational Bank Financial Boosts Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$47.00 - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Increases Metro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target to C$50.00 - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given New C$54.00 Price Target at Eight Capital - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Price Target Raised to C$49.00 - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Outperform Rating at Raymond James Financial, Inc. - April 25 at 9:26 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) PT Set at C$45.00 by TD Securities - April 24 at 5:24 PM logo/R E P E A T -- Metro Inc. to Release 2017 Second Quarter Results/ - April 24 at 3:59 PM logoScotiabank Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Metro, Inc. (MRU) - April 22 at 10:53 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Raymond James Financial, Inc. - April 22 at 10:52 PM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Metro, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (MRU) - April 14 at 11:10 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Metro, Inc. Decreased by National Bank Financial (MRU) - April 13 at 8:36 AM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 5 at 2:34 PM logoMetro Inc. to Release 2017 Second Quarter Results - March 31 at 6:44 PM logoMETRO INC. sells its Class A Multiple Voting Shares of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to a wholly-owned subsidiary as ... - Yahoo Finance - March 22 at 9:24 AM logo2 Stocks With Over 20 Years of Dividend Growth - March 18 at 9:11 AM logo3 Canadian Companies That the King of Low-Priced Stocks Owns - March 10 at 7:56 PM logoMetro, Inc. (MRU) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages - March 9 at 1:50 PM logoDefensive Names to Add to Any Low-Risk RSP - February 15 at 1:19 AM logoInvestors Take Notice: Metro, Inc. Consistently Delivers | The Motley ... - The Motley Fool Canada - February 2 at 12:45 AM logoMETRO INC. announces the voting results on the election of its directors - January 25 at 8:10 PM logoEdited Transcript of MRU.TO earnings conference call or presentation 24-Jan-17 7:00pm GMT - January 25 at 5:28 AM logoMorning News Call - Canada, January 24 - January 24 at 7:26 PM logoMETRO reports 2017 first quarter results - January 24 at 7:26 PM



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