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C$26.36
Previous Close
C$26.48
Day High
C$26.93
Day Low
C$26.31
52 Week High
01/5/15 - C$28.95
52 Week Low
07/25/14 - C$21.06
Market Cap
5.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.3M
EPS TTM
C$1.17
Shares Outstanding
83.0M
EX-Date
01/21/15
P/E TM
23.0x
Dividend
C$0.40
Dividend Yield
1.49%
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jean coutu group inc-class a (PJC/A) Details

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. is engaged in the retail of pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, and other products in Canada. The company operates franchised drugstores under the PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Jean Coutu Santé, and PJC Jean Coutu Santé Beauté names. As of March 1, 2014, it operated a network of 413 franchised stores in the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. The company also operates two distribution centers and provides services to franchised stores. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Pro Doc Ltd, manufactures and sells generic drugs to wholesalers and pharmacists. Further, it leases and rents lands and buildings. The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Longueuil, Canada.

1,105 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/30/14
Founded in 1969

jean coutu group inc-class a (PJC/A) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$917.0K
Executive Vice President of Finance and Corpo...
Total Annual Compensation: C$446.2K
Executive Vice President of Network Operation...
Total Annual Compensation: C$389.1K
Executive Vice President of Pharmacy & Govern...
Total Annual Compensation: C$361.8K
Executive Vice President of Purchasing and Ma...
Total Annual Compensation: C$389.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

jean coutu group inc-class a (PJC/A) Key Developments

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Thirty Nine Weeks Ended November 30, 2014

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and thirty nine weeks ended November 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales of CAD 666.6 million compared to CAD 624.3 million a year ago. Operating income before depreciation and amortization was CAD 84.8 million compared to CAD 88.0 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 76.7 million compared to CAD 79.9 million a year ago. Profit before income taxes was CAD 76.8 million compared to CAD 81.4 million a year ago. Net profit was CAD 56.0 million or CAD 0.30 per basic and diluted share compared to CAD 62.5 million or CAD 0.30 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Cash flow related to operating activities was CAD 68.7 million compared to CAD 103.1 million a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was CAD 26.7 million compared to CAD 15.3 million a year ago. Purchase of investment property was CAD 0.2 million. Purchase of intangible was CAD 5.4 million compared to CAD 6.7 million a year ago. Revenues were CAD 736.7 million compared to CAD 712.5 million a year ago. For the thirty nine weeks, the company reported sales of CAD 1,891.8 million compared to CAD 1,843.5 million a year ago. Operating income before depreciation and amortization was CAD 247.8 million compared to CAD 247.0 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 223.8 million compared to CAD 222.9 million a year ago. Profit before income taxes was CAD 224.6 million compared to CAD 437.4 million a year ago. Net profit was CAD 163.7 million or CAD 0.87 per diluted share compared to CAD 379.3 million or CAD 1.79 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow related to operating activities was CAD 197.8 million compared to CAD 197.1 million a year ago. Purchase of property and equipment was CAD 47.8 million compared to CAD 24.5 million a year ago. Purchase of investment property was CAD 1.2 million compared to CAD 0.2 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was CAD 14.2 million compared to CAD 17.3 million a year ago. Revenues were CAD 2,099.7 million compared to CAD 2,047.9 million a year ago. This increase is attributable to overall market growth and the expansion of the PJC network of franchised stores despite the deflationary impact on revenues of the volume increase in prescriptions of generic drugs compared with brand name drugs as well as the price reductions of generic drugs.

The Jean Coutu Group (Pjc) Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on February 6, 2014

The board of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share. This dividend will be paid on February 6, 2014, to all holders of Class "A" Subordinate Voting Shares and holders of Class "B" Shares listed in the Corporation's shareholder ledger as at January 23, 2014.

The Jean Coutu Group Mulls Acquisitions

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) intends to make acquisitions. ANDRE BELZILE, Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Affairs of the company said: “We have the capital available. We would like to reinvest in acquisition and growth opportunities, but if there's none that shows up, we will look at ways to return capital to our investors as we did in the past, either to NCIB, SIB, or increased dividend.”

 

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