Canadian Tire

Capital Management

Canadian Tire Corporation’s (CTC's) objectives when managing capital are ensuring sufficient liquidity to support its financial obligations and execute its operating and strategic plans; maintaining healthy liquidity reserves and access to capital; and minimizing the after-tax cost of capital while taking into consideration current and future industry, market and economic risks and conditions.

The Company manages its capital structure over the long term to optimize the balance among capital efficiency, financial flexibility, and risk mitigation. Management calculates its ratios to approximate the methodologies of credit rating agencies and other market participants on a current and prospective basis. To assess its effectiveness in managing capital, Management monitors these ratios against targeted ranges. 

The current economic, operating and capital market environment has led to an increased emphasis on liquidity and capital management. Management is focused on ensuring sufficient liquidity, both through maintaining a strong balance sheet and ensuring access to capital. 

The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants under its existing debt agreements as at June 27, 2020. The Company has sufficient flexibility to remain in compliance with such covenants during the current disruption to certain of its businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support growth in its business. Helly Hansen is required to comply with covenants established under its bank credit agreements and was in compliance with all financial covenants thereunder as at June 27, 2020. CT Real Estate Investment Trust (“CT REIT”) is required to comply with covenants established under its Trust Indenture, bank credit agreement and the Declaration of Trust and was in compliance with all financial covenants thereunder as at June 27, 2020. 

Canadian Tire Bank's Regulatory Environment

CTB manages its capital under guidelines established by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada (“OSFI”). OSFI’s regulatory capital guidelines are based on the international Basel Committee on Banking Supervision framework entitled Basel III: A Global Regulatory Framework for More Resilient Banks and Banking Systems (“Basel III”), which came into effect in Canada on January 1, 2013, and measures capital in relation to credit, market and operational risks. The Bank has various capital policies and procedures and controls, including an Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (“ICAAP”), which it utilizes to achieve its goals and objectives.

The Bank’s objectives include:

  • providing sufficient capital to maintain the confidence of investors and depositors; and
  • being an appropriately capitalized institution, as measured internally, defined by regulatory authorities and compared with the Bank’s peers.

As at March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Bank complied with all regulatory capital guidelines established by OSFI, its internal targets as determined by its ICAAP, and all financial covenants under its bank credit agreement.