Healthier foods to boost earnings

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $34 (Toronto symbol MFI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 126.4 million; Market cap: $4.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mapleleaffoods.com) sells Maple Leaf and Schneider fresh and prepared meats.
The company continues to improve the quality of… Read More

Pork shortage hurts Maple Leaf

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $29 (Toronto symbol MFI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 126.7 million; Market cap: $3.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 1.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mapleleaffoods.com) sells Maple Leaf and Schneider fresh and prepared meats.
Sales in the latest quarter fell 0.8%, to… Read More

How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

How to realize big benefits from a holding company discount

A holding company discount represents a great hidden opportunity for investor profit.
Even in 2017, a holding company discount is a little-understood phenomenon in finance. It represents a special kind of hidden asset and source of potential profit for investors in holding companies.

A holding company is… Read More

New markets to enrich these food producers

Saputo and Maple Leaf Foods continue to rely on acquisitions to expand. While those moves expand their product lines, continually integrating new operations adds risk.

SAPUTO INC. $43 (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 386.7 million; Market cap: $16.6 billion; Price-to-sales… Read More