EMP-A.TO - Empire Company Limited

Toronto - Toronto Delayed Price. Currency in CAD
32.48
+0.24 (+0.74%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close32.24
Open32.25
Bid32.57 x 0
Ask32.61 x 0
Day's Range32.08 - 32.60
52 Week Range23.88 - 37.43
Volume342,635
Avg. Volume582,382
Market Cap8.741B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.29
PE Ratio (TTM)15.11
EPS (TTM)2.15
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.52 (1.61%)
Ex-Dividend DateJul. 14, 2020
1y Target Est37.67
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  • Voilà by Sobeys launches in the GTA - The future of online grocery shopping is here
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    STELLARTON, NS, June 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Empire Company Limited ("Empire" or the "Company") (TSX:EMP-A.TO - News) introduces the future of online grocery home delivery to the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA"). The Company's newest ecommerce platform, Voilà by Sobeys has a freshness guarantee and products at affordable prices with no hidden fees, delivered straight to customers' doors in convenient one-hour delivery windows.

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  • The Canadian Press

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    TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,479.83, up 51.14 points.)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down two cents, or 3.92 per cent, to 49 cents on 14.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down 20 cents, or 3.2 per cent, to $6.05 on 9.1 million shares.Cardinal Resources Ltd. (TSX:CDV). Materials. Up 10.5 cents, or 23.08 per cent, to 56 cents on 7.6 million shares.The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 51 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $57.90 on 7 million shares. H&R Real Estate Investment (TSX:HR.UN). Real estate. Down 19 cents, or 1.81 per cent, to $10.30 on 6.9 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down six cents, or 5.41 per cent, to $1.05 on 6.9 million shares.Companies in the news:Bombardier Inc. — The chairman of Bombardier Inc. is defending the multimillion-dollar compensation plan handed to former CEO Alain Bellemare. Pierre Beaudoin, grandson of the Quebec giant's founder, told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday that the board "respected the company's contractual obligations" to the former chief executive. The package Bellemare received when he stepped down in April could reach $17.5 million, including a minimum $10 million in severance and nearly $2.7 million in share awards. He will rake in an additional $4.9 million if the sale of Bombardier's rail unit to France's Alstom SA goes through following regulatory scrutiny.Empire Co. Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Up $1.57, or 5.03 per cent, to $32.76. Empire Co. Ltd. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $177.8 million, up from $122.1 million in the same quarter last year, as shoppers stocked up due to the pandemic and sales rose. The parent company of Sobeys and Safeway grocery stores in Canada says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share, up from 12 cents. The increased payment to shareholders came as Empire said its profit amounted to 66 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended May 2, up from 45 cents per diluted share a year earlier. Sales totalled $7.01 billion, up from $6.22 billion, while same-store sales rose 15 per cent.This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2020.The Canadian Press

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    The Canadian Press

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    Customers seeking one-stop-shop options helped push Empire Co.'s fourth-quarter profits beyond analysts' expectations as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold in Canada."Canadians are also shopping less frequently by consolidating their trips to reduce exposure to COVID," said chief executive Michael Medline in a conference call with analysts after the company released its fourth-quarter results while discussing how the pandemic has impacted consumer shopping behaviour.That has resulted in fewer transactions, but bigger basket sizes, he said, noting the number of customers with baskets totalling more than $100 has tripled since the pandemic started.The company, which owns the Sobeys and Safeway grocery stores, expects the days of consumers visiting multiple grocery stores in a single week are over for the foreseeable future as they are instead gravitating to a single shop at a store that can meet all their household needs, he said.Empire "is extremely well-positioned" for this type of consumer that has become the norm since early March, wrote Irene Nattel, an analyst with RBC Dominion Securities Inc., in a note.The industry has also seen a shift to online grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak, said Medline, adding online grocery penetration has seen an increase over the past three months to levels the company didn't expect for three years.However, Empire still expects overall online shopping penetration over the next few years to remain below those seen in the United Kingdom and United States. Medline estimates it could comprise about five per cent of the market as Canada catches up to other parts of the world."Online, executed well, will also put a halo over the bricks-and-mortar brand," he said.The company already offers e-commerce options in Quebec and British Columbia, but has accelerated the launch of its new delivery service dubbed Voila to later this month in parts of the Greater Toronto Area, he said, in an effort to meet the increasing demand for delivery.In early 2018, Empire announced a partnership with British firm Ocado to build an automated warehouse in the GTA to fulfil online grocery orders.The commentary came as Empire reported its fourth-quarter profit rose to $177.8 million or 66 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended May 2, up from $122.1 million or 45 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Sales totalled $7.01 billion, up from $6.22 billion, while same-store sales rose 15 per cent. Same-store sales excluding fuel grew 18 per cent.On an adjusted basis, Empire said it earned $181.2 million or 67 cents per diluted share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $126.5 million or 46 cents per diluted share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of 62 cents per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Empire believes it gained the most market share over the past three months in both full-service and discount store models, said Medline."We saw market share gains over the back half of the quarter that we would have been happy to achieve over the next five years," he said, declining to provide a figure.He attributed the gains to the company's full-service model stores attracting customers looking for a one-stop shop, a resilient supply chain, in-store execution and significant gains in the discount banner."We plan to protect a good portion of these share gains as we move forward," he said.The company also announced it completed its three-year transformation plan and would raise its dividend. It will now pay a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share, up from 12 cents.Despite the positive performance, Empire joined its competitors Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Metro Inc. in ending extra pay for its store workers during the pandemic on June 13.This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2020.Companies in this story: (TSX:EMP.A)Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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