5i Stock Screener: Retail stocks set to outperform in a reopening economy

Moez M Aug 24, 2021
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As vaccination rates in Canada continue to improve and now a higher percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated than in the US, fewer restrictions should result in Canadians going back to shopping centres, restaurants and other leisurely activities. This is likely to have a positive impact on Canadian retail businesses. 

You may be thinking: By now, most if not all of the anticipated recovery in retail and consumer stocks is likely priced in. While this may be partly true, we think there are still ways to get ahead of the curb. That is, by focusing on fundamentals and staying invested in long-term consumer winners.

In this stock screen, we aim to focus on retail companies that have shown relatively strong performance during COVID and are prepared from a balance sheet and inventory perspective.

To identify some names, we screened for: 

  • Consumer retail companies based in Canada
  • Market cap > $100M
  • Positive revenue growth from 2019 levels
  • Current ratio >1


Here is the screen:

Ticker Company Name Company Market Cap
Revenue Growth from 2019 Current Ratio
Average Inventory Days
YoY % Chg in
Average Inventory Days
Average Inventory Days
Percentile of Industry
LULU.OQ Lululemon Athletica Inc 66,386,716,781.34 74.0% 2.41 109.48 14.4% 100
CTCa.TO Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd 11,898,419,723.18 12.5% 2.03 85.72 8.1% 100
DOO.TO BRP Inc 8,484,249,630.22 48.8% 1.31 92.04 9.5% 50
GOOS.TO Canada Goose Holdings Inc 5,138,489,304.84 32.2% 3.42 394.89 15.8% 20
TOY.TO Spin Master Corp 4,892,732,762.80 5.4% 1.95 62.39 -8.1% 100
ATZ.TO Aritzia Inc 4,426,863,698.88 38.3% 1.43 88.81 36.6% 55