Metro Inc (MRU.TO)

Exchange: TO
Currency: CAD

Price: 69.42 (Close)



52 Week range 200d Moving Avg. Beta
54.60 – 72.85 63.83 -0.09
Dividend Dividend Yield Ex-Dividend date
1.10 1.58% 2022-02-09
P/E Ratio Latest EPS DGR 3 years
20.29 3.42 11.57%
Near Fair Value
Very low Volatility
Dividend Growth


Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. It operates food stores, including supermarkets and discount stores that provide fresh and grocery products, baked goods, prepared foods, meats, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, bakery products, pastries, and deli products, as well as Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern products; and drug stores and pharmacies. As of September 29, 2018, the company operated a network of 333 supermarkets under the Metro and Metro Plus brands; 97 discount stores under the Super C brand name; 57 stores under the Marché Richelieu brand; and 131 discount stores under the Food Basics brand name. It also operates 12 stores under the Adonis banner and 27 stores under the Première Moisson banner. As of the above date, the company operated 28 drugstores under the Drug Basics banner and 44 drugstores under the Metro Pharmacy banner. In addition, it acts as a franchisor and distributor for 417 PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Health et, and PJC Health & Beauty drug stores, as well as 180 Brunet Plus, Brunet, Brunet Clinique, and Clini Plus drug stores. Further, the company manufactures generic drugs. Additionally, it is involved in the online sale of meal-kits through MissFresh brand. The company serves restaurants, small stores and markets, convenience stores, and non-franchised drugstores and various health centers, as well as consumers. Metro Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.


Sector: Industry:
Consumer Defensive Grocery Stores

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings

Total ESG Score

23 – 27 percentile


8 – 7 percentile


12 – 7 percentile


12 – 7 percentile

Controversy level



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Dividend Safety Metrics

Latest EPS 3.42
Annual Payout 1.10
Payout Ratio 32.16%
Dividend growth 25 Years
Dividend Score 0
Dividend Coverage Ratio 3.11
Altman-Z score 0.00


Metro Inc (MRU.TO) Valuation

Metro Inc’s current dividend yield of 1.58% is 3% just above its 5-year average. The 5-year average dividend yield is 1.54% (see red-line in chart). This indicates the stock looks reasonably valued today.

Metro Inc (MRU.TO) Performance

The chart below displays the total price return(%) of Metro Inc for different periods:


Metro Inc (MRU.TO) Total Return

The chart below displays the (CAGR) total return (%) including all dividends paid of Metro Inc for different periods:


Dividend Scorecard

Dividend Yield (TTM) Annual Payout Payout Ratio Dividend growth
1.58 1.10 32.16% 25 Years


Dividend Growth Summary

3 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.57%
5 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 12.30%
10 Year Growth Rate (CAGR) 14.56%

Dividend Growth Rates History

Year Payout Amount Annual Payout Growth (YoY)
2022 0.275 -72.5%
2021 1.000 11.1%
2020 0.900 12.5%
2019 0.800 11.1%
2018 0.720 10.8%
2017 0.650 16.1%
2016 0.560 20.0%
2015 0.467 16.7%
2014 0.400 20.0%
2013 0.333 16.2%
2012 0.287 11.7%
2011 0.257 13.2%
2010 0.227 23.8%
2009 0.183 9.8%
2008 0.167 8.9%

Metro Inc (MRU.TO) Dividend Payment History