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Last C$24.95 CAD
Change Today +0.035 / 0.14%
Volume 114.6K
As of 3:48 PM 07/7/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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The North West Company Inc. engages in the retail of food and everyday consumer goods and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. The company’s Canadian operations include the operation of 122 Northern stores that offer food, financial services, and general merchandise; 31 giant tiger junior discount stores for family fashion, household products, and food; 1 Solo Market store for rural market; and 7 Northmart stores, which provide fresh foods, fashion, and health products and services. Its Canadian operations also comprise 13 Quickstop convenience stores offering ready-to-eat foods, petroleum products, and related services; 1 Valu Lots clearance center; 1 Price Chopper store that provides grocery items; and 2 fur marketing stores, which sells aboriginal crafts and authentic Canadian heritage products. The company’s international operations consist of 30 AC Value Centers that offer food and general merchandise to remote and rural regions; 1 Island Fresh IGA store with deli, bakery, fresh meat, fresh produce, a coffee and espresso bar, an adult beverage department, and the U.S. and international food brands; 13 Cost-U-Less mid-size warehouse format stores offering discount food and general merchandise; and 3 Quickstop convenience stores providing ready-to-eat foods, petroleum products, and related services. In addition, it distributes produce and fresh meat; and offers financial services, such as revolving credit, prepaid card products, ATMs, cheque cashing, debit card cash withdrawal, cash transfer, bill payment, personal income tax preparation, money order, and gift card services. The company was founded in 1668 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada.

6,647 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/9/15
Founded in 1668

north west co inc/the (NWC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$745.7K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$325.4K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$407.6K
Vice Chairman of NWCI
Total Annual Compensation: $290.2K
Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice-...
Total Annual Compensation: C$278.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

north west co inc/the (NWC) Key Developments

North West Company Opens New Convenience Store in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

The North West Company has announced the opening of a 2,000 sq.ft. Quickstop, a new convenience store, located at 116-24 Inukshuk Avenue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. The new convenience store will include a Tim Horton's beverage and baked goods counter, as well as a hot and convenient foods section to better serve customers on the run. The full-service meal program includes hot food such as chicken, heat-to-order breakfast options, pizza, roller grill items, and slush drinks. In addition, the store will offer F'Real milkshakes and a selection of premade sandwiches and snacks.

North West Company Declares Dividend Payable on July 15, 2015

North West Company Inc. announced that the Board of Directors have declared a dividend of $0.29 per share to shareholders of record on June 30, 2015, to be paid on July 15, 2015.

The North West Company Inc. Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended April 30, 2015

The North West Company Inc. reported unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2015. Sales increased 10.0% to $414.0 million compared to $376.3 million in the first quarter last year driven by strong sales gains and the impact of foreign exchange on the translation of International Operations sales. Excluding the foreign exchange impact, consolidated sales increased 5.2% and were up 5.0% on a same store basis. Earnings from operations increased 18.4% to $23.7 million compared to $20.0 million in the first quarter last year. Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased 14.0% to $34.4 million led by strong EBITDA growth in the International Operations and the impact of foreign exchange. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, EBITDA was up 9.6% compared to last year and as a percentage to sales was 8.5% compared to 8.1% last year. Net earnings increased $3.0 million or 23.8% to $15.7 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.32 per share compared to $0.26 per share last year with both the Canadian and International Operations contributing to the net earnings growth. The impact of foreign exchange on the translation of International Operations earnings was also a factor. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, net earnings increased 18.7% compared to last year.


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