Q: Hello, Pat and team. Could I get your opinion on Premium Brands Holdings? Thank you.

A: Premium Brands Holdings Corp., $94.18, symbol PBH on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 37.4 million; Market cap: $3.5 billion; www.premiumbrandsholdings.com), is a specialty-food manufacturing and distribution company based in Richmond, B.C.

The company operates through two businesses:

Specialty Foods supplies 67% of Premium Brands’ revenue and mainly serves… Read More

Revenue gains lift debt for Parkland Fuel

Revenue gains lift debt for Parkland Fuel

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a gas-station, convenience store, and a fuel-distribution company active in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean.

Pat is impressed by the company’s ability to integrate numerous acquisitions as it keeps growing same-store sales… Read More

An end to the GM strike enhances Linamar’s appeal

An end to the GM strike enhances Linamar’s appeal

Lower sales of industrial equipment and automotive parts led to a 20.6% earnings drop for this company during the most-recent quarter. The decline reflects the strike by GM workers and the resulting production shutdowns.

The recent acquisition of an agricultural-equipment firm has reduced the firm’s… Read More

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

New Internet and TV subscribers led to a 2.9% earnings bump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A recent acquisition helps diversify the firm’s services away from declining demand for traditional phone service.

The company plans to keep increasing its dividend 7%-10% each year until 2022.


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