The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Stantec Inc. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 2.50 % over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for Stantec Inc since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.

Stantec Inc is in the industrials sector and engineering and construction industry. The company CEO is Gordon A. Johnston. Stantec Inc provides professional services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors. The company’s services include planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, surveying and project management.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The STN shares had a previous change of 1.06% which opened at 23.45 and closed at 23.84. It moved to an intraday high of 23.91 and a low of 23.43.

Business Wire:  Stantec selected for $35 million critical infrastructure design at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, STN shares returned 6.67% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.61%. Over three months, it changed -2.17%. In one year it has changed -13.57% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.25 and its 52-week low was 21.44. STN stock is 11.19% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 24.71 and a 50 day moving average of 23.50. Right now, STN stock is trading -3.53% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  Stantec selected for $35 million critical infrastructure design at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine


The company has a market cap of $2.7b with 112.8m shares outstanding and a float of 112.8m shares. Trading volume was 20,349 shares and has experienced an average volume of 14,006 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Stantec Inc was 0.68 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 35.06. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.31. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.24, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 19.23. Historically, the PE high was 35.06 and the PE low was 14.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 17.98, which is a decrease of -24.60%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.34
06-30-2018:  0.32
03-31-2018:  0.33
12-31-2017:  0.25

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 1.70%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.61%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 30.70, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 22.35%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 102.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 1,176,711, which was 1.04% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 89.51. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 1.20

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 3.60%, return on assets is 1.71%, profit margin is 1.46%, price-to-sales is 0.66 and price-to-book is 1.86.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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