Analyst forecasts point to 67%+ EPS growth for the Canadian small cap stocks on our list
SmallCapPower | January 12, 2017: With earnings season fast approaching, we have identified a few Canadian small cap stocks with earnings per share expected to grow significantly, quarter over quarter. Considered by many analysts to be the single most important variable in determining a stock’s value, earnings per share (EPS) is a valuation metric that refers to the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each of its outstanding common shares.
Crown Capital Partners Inc. (TSE:CRN) – $10.80
Investment Management & Fund Operators
Crown Capital Partners Inc. is a Canada-based specialty finance company focused on providing capital to Canadian companies and select U.S. companies that are unwilling or unable to obtain suitable financing from traditional capital providers, such as banks and private equity funds. The Company provides investment management services and manages capital pools, including some in which the Company has a direct ownership interest. It originates, structures and provides financing solutions to a diversified group of private and public mid-market companies in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution.
- Market Cap: $103 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 21/03/2017
- EPS Estimate (next quarter): $0.14
- Expected Growth in EPS: 180%
Transat AT Inc. (TSE:TRZ) – $5.58
Leisure & Recreation
Transat A.T. Inc. is a Canada-based international tour operator that specializes in holiday travel. The Company’s primary business consists of developing and marketing holiday travel services in package and air-only formats. It operates as an outgoing, as well as an incoming tour operator by bundling services purchased in Canada and abroad, and reselling them primarily in Canada, France, the United Kingdom and in over 10 other European countries, directly or through intermediaries. It is also a retail distributor, both online and through travel agencies, some of which it owns.
- Market Cap: $206 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 08/03/2017
- EPS Estimate (next quarter): $-0.86
- Expected Growth in EPS: 105%
Sprott Inc. (TSE:SII) – $2.52
Investment Management & Fund Operators
Sprott Inc. is an alternative asset management company. It has five segments: Sprott Asset Management LP (SAM), Global Companies, Sprott Resource Lending Corp. (SRLC), Consulting, and Corporate & Other. The SAM segment offers discretionary portfolio management, as well as asset management services to its branded Funds and Managed Accounts. The Global Companies segment provides asset management services to its branded funds and managed accounts in the United States, and provides securities trading and other transactional services to clients. The SRLC segment is a lender to companies in the mining and energy sectors. The Consulting segment manages its private investment strategies. The Corporate segment provides treasury and shared services to its business units.
- Market Cap: $626 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 09/03/2017
- EPS Estimate (next quarter): $0.04
- Expected Growth in EPS: 80%
Pivot Technology Solutions Inc. (TSE:PTG) – $1.63
IT Services & Consulting
Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. focuses on the strategy to acquire and integrate technology solution providers, primarily in North America. The businesses acquired by the Company designs, sells and supports integrated computer hardware, software and networking products for business database, network and network security systems. The Company primarily serves customers throughout the United States. Pivot, together with its portfolio companies and partners, delivers solutions that enable organizations to design, build, implement and maintain computing and communication infrastructure that addresses their business needs.
- Market Cap: $68 million
- Expected Report Date (FQ1): 28/02/2017
- EPS Estimate (next quarter): $0.16
- Expected Growth in EPS: 67%