Watsco, Inc. (WSO): Price and Financial Metrics

Watsco, Inc. (WSO)

Today's Latest Price: $218.33 USD

0.35 (0.16%)

Updated Dec 4 12:02pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 59 in Industrial - Equipment

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WSO Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 889.36, Watsco Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 95.9% of US stocks.
  • WSO's went public 34.95 years ago, making it older than 92.99% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -43.08%, Watsco Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 7.41% of about US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Watsco Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be AOS, RHI, FND, AAP, and LANC.
  • WSO's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Watsco Inc's official web site, go to www.watsco.com.

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WSO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $218.33 52-week high $249.30
Prev. close $217.98 52-week low $132.97
Day low $217.48 Volume 71,792
Day high $219.49 Avg. volume 240,784
50-day MA $231.17 Dividend yield 3.26%
200-day MA $199.01 Market Cap 8.40B

Watsco, Inc. (WSO) Company Bio

Watsco distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Miami, Florida.

WSO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$218.33$319.91 44%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Watsco Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Watsco Inc ranked in the 57th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Watsco Inc ended up being:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 185.96 -- which is good for besting 98.03% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 3% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than just 10.95% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • WSO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 47.71% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WSO, try PMTS, DXPE, EBF, MATW, and BAH.

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Latest WSO News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Watsco Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WSO as an investment opportunity.

Watsco: Cool Off With This Stable Dividend Stock

As the stock market enters a possible phase of correction, I wanted to add some defensive stocks to my portfolio. I define a defensive stock in the current environment as an “essential” business that will do well regardless of a possible second wave or extended lockdown. I believe Watsco (WSO)...

Value Kicker on Seeking Alpha | September 14, 2020

After The Rally, Watsco Seems Expensive

Source Watsco (WSO) is a mid-cap company that operates as a distributor of HVAC supplies in North America. The company is the largest distributor in the space with over 600 locations in North America which gives it some unique advantages. The company should benefit from the continued growth in new...

AllStarTrader on Seeking Alpha | July 29, 2020

Getting In Cheap On Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) Is Unlikely

When close to half the companies in the United States have price-to-earnings ratios (or "P/E's") below 17x, you may...

Yahoo | July 24, 2020

Watsco (WSO) Shares Rise 16.6% on Q2 Earnings & Revenue Beat

Strong demand for HVAC equipment and investment in technologies help Watsco (WSO) to post better-than-expected second-quarter 2020 results.

Yahoo | July 24, 2020

Watsco Reports Strong Second Quarter Results and Record Cash Flow

Steady Recovery in Market Conditions Leads to Record June Results;Technology Adoption Accelerates and Provides Competitive Advantage;Balance Sheet…

GlobeNewswire | July 23, 2020

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WSO Price Returns

1-mo -6.73%
3-mo -7.69%
6-mo 25.20%
1-year 26.09%
3-year 45.67%
5-year 104.78%
YTD 25.84%
2019 34.99%
2018 -15.54%
2017 18.36%
2016 29.97%
2015 12.06%

WSO Dividends

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Watsco Inc (WSO) Stock Price | Nasdaq
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Watsco Inc (WSO) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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