Stock Valuation: Horizon North Logistics Inc (HNL)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Energy – Oil & Gas – Services – Oil & Gas Equipment & Services CAD2.51
@ 17 Sep 2018
COMPANY PROFILE Horizon North Logistics Inc is a full-service camps & catering, manufacturing, and transportation & logistics company. It provides these services to clients in the energy, mining, forestry and construction sectors anywhere in Canada and Alaska.

Horizon North Logistics Inc is a Canadian company which provides a range of industrial services and modular construction solutions. The operating segments of the company are Camps and Catering and Rentals and Logistics. The Camps and Catering segment includes camp management services, access solutions, and maintenance and utility services as well as handles catering operations. The Rentals and Logistics include all rental operations, mat rental operations, relocatable structures rental operations, transportation operations, and the associated services. Most of the company’s revenue comes from Camps and Catering segment.

Stock Code HNL
Valuation Analysis Below

Horizon North Logistics Price to EBIT

The Price Earnings (PE) Ratio is the most frequently used valuation indicator for a stock. However, there are times when this ratio cannot be used e.g. when the company reports a loss or profit is so minimal that it results in an abnormally high PE Ratio. Or Net Profit After Tax may be volatile and it is better to use Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to value the company. We use the PE Band or Price/EBIT Band to show whether a stock is overvalued or undervalued based on its historical valuation.
The current Market Cap to EBIT ratio cannot be determined e.g. if current EBIT is negative or estimates are not available.
Is this stock undervalued or overvalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
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Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from or Estimates are from – Thomson Reuters.
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