in our last Number Cruncher we discussed how goeasy (GSY), TMX Group (X) & EQB Inc (EQB) are great candidates if you are interested to look at smaller financial companies.
Here is the screener we used to find these stocks and that you can add to your personalized screeners.
Let’s start with GSY
The company has a healthy SP score of 73, but it decreased by 8 points in the last 90 days. The SP score is derived from the high performance (71.5) and risk score (21.3) . The company has a moderate exposure to all factor except for momentum which stands at 37. Sales increased by a whopping 35.5% year-over-year basis and increased by an annualized 20.6 per cent over 5 years. However, earnings per share decreased by 36.4% in the last year, but still grew by 63.9% per year in the last 5 years.
We see that the company increased its NOPAT during COVID and is now reverting. While the trend is scary, the price also came down a lot.
Let’s continue with X
The company has a score of 71 with a solid increase of 10 points in the last 90 days. The SP score is derived from the performance (70.1) and risk (25.3) score. The company has a balanced exposure to all factors with a little bias for quality. The company reported vigorous year-over-year earnings growth of 67.7% with a respectable 5-year annualized EPS growth of 25.7%.
X currently has the lowest valuation based on our intrinsic value model. Based on our intrinsic value, the company would be worth $124.02 per share, which is below the current price. However, we see that in the past, the company traded as high as 2.73 times the intrinsic value estimated by our model sugesting that the company is currently attractive.
EQB has a score of 74 in our system with a 1 point increase in the last 90 days. The SP score is derived from the performance (69.7) and risk (15.2) score. The company has a value and quality bias with a score of 83 score and 80 respectively. The company achieved stable EPS growth over the last 5 years and rose by a respectable 18.8% on average during this period.
EQB beats all of its peers in terms of risk and also scores well in terms of performance by ranking in the top 3.
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