West Fraser Timber Co. Company Profile (TSE:WFT)

About West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)

West Fraser Timber Co. logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is a diversified wood products company, which produces lumber (spruce-pine-fir (SPF) and southern yellow pine (SYP)), panels (plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)), pulp (northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) and bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP)), newsprint, wood chips and energy. The Company's segments include Lumber, Panels, Pulp & Paper, and Corporate & Other. It offers engineered wood products. The Company holds rights to timber resources that for supplying the fiber required by its Canadian operations and have agreements for the supply of fiber required by its United States operations. It carries on its operations through subsidiaries and joint operations in British Columbia, Alberta and the southern United States. Its operations located in western Canada manufacture all of the products except SYP lumber. Its sawmills located in the southern United States produce SYP lumber and wood chips.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Gold
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: TSE:WFT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.westfraser.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: C$5.56 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 78,167,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$64.99
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$60.84
  • 52 Week Range: C$38.18 - C$71.42
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.12
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$4.77 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.17
  • Book Value: C$31.28 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.27
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 0.4%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: C$859 million
  • Net Margins: 11.04%
  • Return on Equity: 24.35%
  • Return on Assets: 15.11%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 271,840 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 3.63
 

Frequently Asked Questions for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)

What is West Fraser Timber Co.'s stock symbol?

West Fraser Timber Co. trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "WFT."

How often does West Fraser Timber Co. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Fraser Timber Co.?

West Fraser Timber Co. declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share on Tuesday, October 10th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 25th. This is a boost from West Fraser Timber Co.'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. View West Fraser Timber Co.'s Dividend History.

How were West Fraser Timber Co.'s earnings last quarter?

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 21st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.56. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. West Fraser Timber Co. had a return on equity of 24.35% and a net margin of 11.04%. View West Fraser Timber Co.'s Earnings History.

When will West Fraser Timber Co. make its next earnings announcement?

West Fraser Timber Co. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for West Fraser Timber Co..

Where is West Fraser Timber Co.'s stock going? Where will West Fraser Timber Co.'s stock price be in 2017?

5 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for West Fraser Timber Co.'s stock. Their forecasts range from C$53.00 to C$76.00. On average, they anticipate West Fraser Timber Co.'s share price to reach C$68.42 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for West Fraser Timber Co..

Who are some of West Fraser Timber Co.'s key competitors?

Who are West Fraser Timber Co.'s key executives?

West Fraser Timber Co.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Edward R. Seraphim, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Christopher A. Virostek, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance
  • Raymond W. Ferris, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Rodger M. Hutchinson, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Investor Relations
  • Christopher D. McIver, Vice President - Sales and Marketing
  • Brian Allen Balkwill, Vice President - Canadian lumber
  • Keith Darren Carter, Vice President - Pulp and Energy Operations
  • Larry Earl Gardner, Vice President - Canadian woodlands
  • James W. Gorman, Vice President - Corporate and Government Relations
  • Sean P. McLaren, Vice President - U.S. lumber

How do I buy West Fraser Timber Co. stock?

Shares of West Fraser Timber Co. 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 West Fraser Timber Co.'s stock price today?

One share of West Fraser Timber Co. stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$71.15.


MarketBeat Community Rating for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE WFT)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  198 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  152 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  350
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: C$68.42

Analysts' Ratings History for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/14/2017BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
7/30/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuyC$74.00 -> C$75.00View Rating Details
7/28/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperformC$67.00 -> C$68.50View Rating Details
7/27/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperformC$72.00 -> C$76.00View Rating Details
7/25/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$62.00 -> C$66.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeSector Perform -> UnderperformC$55.00 -> C$53.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016Dundee SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Earnings by Quarter for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Earnings History by Quarter for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE WFT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017C$1.20N/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q2C$0.69C$0.13C$1.05 billionC$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q3C$0.93C$1.00C$1.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2014C$1.05C$0.77C$1.05 billionC$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014C$0.88C$0.92C$809.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2013Q2 13C$2.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.94
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.64$0.94$0.79
Q2 20172$0.72$1.14$0.93
Q3 20171$1.23$1.23$1.23
Q4 20172$0.90$1.08$0.99
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE WFT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
9/13/2017Quarterly$0.119/25/20179/26/201710/10/2017
6/23/2017Quarterly$0.070.47%6/23/20177/18/20177/18/2017
3/16/2017Quarterly$0.070.49%3/16/20174/3/20174/3/2017
12/16/2016Quarterly$0.070.56%12/16/20161/10/20171/10/2017
9/27/2016Quarterly$0.070.67%9/27/201610/13/201610/13/2016
3/17/2016Quarterly$0.070.6%3/17/20164/4/20164/4/2016
12/17/2015Quarterly$0.070.55%12/17/20151/11/20161/11/2016
9/24/2015Quarterly$0.070.54%9/24/201510/13/201510/13/2015
6/25/2015Quarterly$0.070.41%6/25/20157/20/20157/20/2015
2/19/2015Quarterly$0.060.45%3/18/20153/20/20154/2/2015
12/9/2014quarterly$0.070.46%12/18/201412/22/20141/12/2015
9/25/2014Quarterly$0.070.5%9/25/201410/14/201410/14/2014
6/17/2014quarterly$0.076/26/20146/30/20147/21/2014
2/13/2014quarterly$0.070.53%3/19/20143/21/20144/4/2014
12/10/2013$0.1312/19/201312/23/20131/13/2014
12/10/2013quarterly$0.140.58%12/19/201312/23/20131/13/2014
9/11/2013quarterly$0.149/30/201310/15/2013
6/10/2013quarterly$0.146/24/20137/15/2013
2/14/2013quarterly$0.143/22/20134/5/2013
12/10/2012quarterly$0.1412/18/201212/28/2012
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/8/2017Keith Darren CarterInsiderBuy80C$63.02C$5,041.60
9/1/2017Gillian WincklerDirectorBuy1,000C$64.22C$64,220.00
4/26/2017Larry Earl GardnerInsiderSell1,800C$59.51C$107,118.00
3/8/2017Gerald MillerDirectorSell1,000C$57.65C$57,650.00
3/11/2016Keith Darren CarterInsiderBuy145C$46.70C$6,771.50
2/29/2016Henry Holman Ketcham IIIDirectorBuy10,000C$41.67C$416,700.00
2/25/2016Gerald MillerDirectorBuy1,000C$38.75C$38,750.00
2/16/2016Edward SeraphimDirectorBuy12,500C$42.50C$531,250.00
2/16/2016Rodger HutchinsonInsiderBuy1,000C$41.64C$41,640.00
11/17/2015Larry Sanford HughesInsiderBuy21,000C$46.68C$980,366.10
11/13/2015Larry Sanford HughesInsiderBuy1,400C$46.88C$65,632.00
11/10/2015Rodger HutchinsonInsiderBuy1,000C$46.60C$46,600.00
11/5/2015John Kendall KetchamDirectorBuy14,000C$35.45C$496,294.40
8/28/2015Raymond William FerrisInsiderBuy3,000C$50.00C$150,000.00
10/31/2014Gerald MillerDirectorSell1,000C$58.03C$58,025.00
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Latest Headlines for West Fraser Timber Co. (TSE:WFT)
Source:
DateHeadline
baystreet.ca logoCanfor, Trisura at 52-Week Highs
www.baystreet.ca - September 20 at 11:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoResearch Initiated on Basic Materials Stocks, West Fraser, Timber, Canfor, Western Forest Products, and Interfor
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 11:00 AM
theglobeandmail.com logoBullish on West Fraser Timber
www.theglobeandmail.com - September 16 at 10:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhat Is West Fraser Timber Co Ltd’s (TSX:WFT) Share Price Doing?
finance.yahoo.com - September 15 at 11:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.11
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 9:53 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-West Fraser announces renewal of normal course issuer bid
www.reuters.com - September 13 at 11:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Announces Renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 11:19 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WFT-CA : September 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 12:11 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoDirector buys after Jim Pattison reveals stake in West Fraser Timber
www.theglobeandmail.com - September 10 at 9:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Director Gillian Winckler Buys 1,000 Shares
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 5 at 1:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:WFT) : September 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 2 at 1:57 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Announces Completion of Gilman Companies Acquisition
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 11:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WFT-CA : August 30, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 30 at 11:06 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Announces Regulatory Approval Granted for Gilman Companies Acquisition
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 8:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WFT-CA : August 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 3:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. : August 17, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 18 at 8:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Downgraded by BMO Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 2:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) PT Set at C$72.00 by BMO Capital Markets
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 3:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. :WFT-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 8:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Price Target Increased to C$75.00 by Analysts at TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 30 at 11:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. -- Moody's says West Fraser's Acquisition of Gilman Enhances Geographic and Operational Diversity
finance.yahoo.com - July 29 at 8:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoScotiabank Increases West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) Price Target to C$68.50
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 2:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) Price Target Raised to C$76.00 at Raymond James Financial, Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 2:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Announces Major U.S. Acquisition
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 9:26 AM
fool.ca logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Posts Strong Earnings Despite Duties - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - July 26 at 10:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) PT Raised to C$66.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 5:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) Given New C$74.00 Price Target at TD Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 5:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WFT.TO earnings conference call or presentation 21-Jul-17 3:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 22 at 10:34 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Price Target Raised to C$67.00 at Scotiabank
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 3:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) PT Raised to C$72.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 3:01 PM
News IconBRIEF-West Fraser Timber reports qtrly basic earnings per share $1.86
www.businessinsider.com - July 21 at 8:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Announces Second Quarter Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 8:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoState of emergency in British Columbia extended as wildfires rage
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 4:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSE:WFT) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 10:08 PM
nasdaq.com logoPipelines secured as wildfires rage in western Canada - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - July 12 at 3:31 PM
wsj.com logoCanadian Forest Fires Force Lumber Mills to Shut Down
www.wsj.com - July 11 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Canadian Forest Fires Force Lumber Mills to Shut Down
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoU.S. slaps dumping duties on Canadian lumber, excludes some provinces
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 8:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. : WFT-CA: Dividend Analysis : June 27th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 24 at 7:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:WFT) : June 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 7:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("WFT") - Notice of Second Quarter Results Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - June 22 at 2:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WFT-CA : June 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 20 at 9:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.07 (WFT)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 18 at 8:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("WFT") - Dividend Notice
finance.yahoo.com - June 12 at 8:08 PM
theglobeandmail.com logoBillionaire Jim Pattison acquires 10.1% stake in West Fraser Timber
www.theglobeandmail.com - May 15 at 8:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WFT-CA : May 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 13 at 2:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WFT.TO earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 3:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWest Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. – Value Analysis (TORONTO:WFT) : April 27, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 27 at 11:54 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLarry Earl Gardner Sells 1,800 Shares of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 11:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. : April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:14 PM

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