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Last C$25.10 CAD
Change Today -0.13 / -0.52%
Volume 105.4K
NWC On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Toronto
OTC US
As of 4:00 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

north west co inc/the (NWC) Snapshot

Open
C$24.98
Previous Close
C$25.23
Day High
C$25.25
Day Low
C$24.68
52 Week High
02/2/15 - C$26.80
52 Week Low
09/29/14 - C$21.93
Market Cap
1.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
174.6K
EPS TTM
C$1.29
Shares Outstanding
48.4M
EX-Date
03/27/15
P/E TM
19.5x
Dividend
C$1.16
Dividend Yield
4.62%
Current Stock Chart for NORTH WEST CO INC/THE (NWC)

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north west co inc/the (NWC) Details

The North West Company Inc. is engaged in the retail of food and everyday consumer goods and services to rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. The company’s Canadian operations include the operation of 122 Northern stores that offer food, financial services, and general merchandise; 13 Quickstop convenience stores offering extended hours, ready-to-eat foods, fuel, and related services; 7 Northmart stores, which offer fresh foods, fashion, and health products and services; and 1 Northmart Drug Store that offers stand-alone pharmacy and convenience products. Its Canadian operations also comprise 31 giant tiger junior discount stores offering food, family fashion, and household products; 2 fur marketing stores, which sells aboriginal crafts and heritage products; 1 Valu Lots discount center and direct-to-customer food distribution outlet for remote communities; and 1 Solo Market offering full service grocery and pharmacy products. The company’s international operations consists of 30 AC Value Centers that offer food and general merchandise to remote and rural regions; 4 Quickstop convenience stores offering ready-to-eat foods and related services; 13 Cost-U-Less mid-size warehouse format stores offering discount food and general merchandise; and 1 Island Fresh IGA convenient neighborhood food store emphasizing fresh and prepared food. In addition, The North West Company Inc. 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.

Founded in 1668

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

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$729.5K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$291.6K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$363.7K
Vice-Chairman of NWCI
Total Annual Compensation: $290.2K
Vice President of Legal and Corporate Secreta...
Total Annual Compensation: C$255.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

north west co inc/the (NWC) Key Developments

The North West Company Opens New Quickstop in Norway House Cree Nation

The North West Company has opened a new 2,000sqft Quickstop in Norway House Cree Nation, or NHCN, Norway House, Manitoba. The new convenience store and gas station 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 gas station will have both diesel and gasoline dispensers.

North West Company Inc. Presents at CIBC Retail & Consumer Conference 2015, Mar-26-2015 02:30 PM

North West Company Inc. Presents at CIBC Retail & Consumer Conference 2015, Mar-26-2015 02:30 PM. Venue: The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Speakers: Edward S. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-Independent Director.

North West Company Inc. Announces Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended January 31, 2015; Provides Capex Guidance for 2015

North West Company Inc. announced earnings results for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015. For the quarter, sales increased 7.6% to $433.5 million compared to $402.9 million a year ago, driven by strong sales gains in the International Operations and the impact of foreign exchange on the translation of U.S. denominated sales. Excluding the foreign exchange impact, consolidated sales increased 4.3% and were up 3.6% on a same store basis Earnings from Operations decreased 5.6% to $23.2 million compared to $24.6 million a year ago. Excluding the impact of the general merchandise inventory reduction costs and foreign exchange, earnings from operations were up 7.0% to last year. Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) decreased 2.8% to $33.4 million as lower EBITDA in the Canadian Operations more than offset very strong performance within the international Operations and the impact of foreign exchange. Excluding the impact of the general merchandise inventory reduction costs and foreign exchange, EBITDA was up 5.7% compared to last year and as a percentage to sales was 8.7% compared to 8.6% last year. Net earnings decreased $0.9 million or 5.7% to $15.0 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.31 per share compared to $0.32 per share last year as higher net earnings in the International Operations and the impact of foreign exchange was more than offset by lower earnings in the Canadian Operations largely related to the general merchandise inventory reduction costs. Excluding the net impact of the general merchandise inventory reduction costs and foreign exchange, net earnings increased 8.7% compared to last year. The company reported that CapEx forecast for 2015 is in the $65 million range.

 

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