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

Watsco, Inc. (WSO): $279.80

-3.52 (-1.24%)

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  • WSO scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 88.7% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WSO is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • WSO ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 28th percentile.

WSO Stock Summary

  • Watsco Inc's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 86.94% of US listed stocks.
  • WSO's went public 35.6 years ago, making it older than 92.76% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of Watsco Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.68% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Watsco Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be AOS, CASY, BEN, LSTR, and BRO.
  • Visit WSO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.watsco.com.

WSO Valuation Summary

  • WSO's price/sales ratio is 2.1; this is 38.24% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • WSO's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.8 over the prior 243 months.
  • WSO's price/earnings ratio has moved up 17 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WSO.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WSO 2017-12-06 1.4 5.7 30.7 20.6
WSO 2016-12-02 1.3 5.1 29.8 19.1
WSO 2016-01-12 1.0 4.2 23.3 15.2
WSO 2015-03-06 1.0 4.6 27.0 17.6
WSO 2011-09-07 0.7 2.4 22.4 13.8
WSO 2009-09-15 1.2 3.0 41.5 25.1

WSO Growth Metrics

  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 6.92%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 38.95%.
  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 59.93%.
Over the past 30 months, WSO's revenue has gone up $663,218,000.

The table below shows WSO's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 5,182.89 454.775 294.169
2020-12-31 5,054.928 534.379 269.579
2020-09-30 4,972.527 511.018 260.847
2020-06-30 4,830.771 528.579 237.838
2020-03-31 4,847.24 324.694 241.415
2019-12-31 4,770.362 335.771 245.95

WSO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WSO, see our WSO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $290.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.92 (Hold)

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WSO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $279.80 52-week high $307.81
Prev. close $283.32 52-week low $216.25
Day low $278.85 Volume 131,900
Day high $284.43 Avg. volume 179,965
50-day MA $285.40 Dividend yield 2.76%
200-day MA $259.04 Market Cap 10.82B

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:
$279.80$240.98 -15%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Watsco Inc. To summarize, we found that Watsco Inc ranked in the 50th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Watsco Inc ended up being:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 705.38; that's higher than 98.99% of US stocks in the Industrials sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 2% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 11.36% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • WSO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 52.8% 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 KSU, ASC, BRC, KAI, and TBI.

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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 to Present at the Jefferies 2021 Virtual Industrials Conference

MIAMI, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) announced today that Rick Gomez, Vice President of Corporate Development, is scheduled to present at the Jefferies 2021 Virtual Industrials Conference on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Internet users can listen to a live webcast of the presentation at the Investor Relations section of Watsco’s website at http://www.watsco.com. About Watsco, Inc. Watsco is the largest distribution network for heating, air conditioning

Yahoo | August 2, 2021

Top 6 Momentum Stocks to Tap Wall Street Rally in August

We have narrowed down our search to six momentum stocks that witnessed robust earnings estimate revisions in the last 7 days and have strong upside left for 2021. These are: AAPL, F, EOG, COP, RS and WSO.

Yahoo | August 2, 2021

Are You a Momentum Investor? This 1 Stock Could Be the Perfect Pick

The Zacks Style Scores offers investors a way to easily find top-rated stocks based on their investing style. Here's why you should take advantage.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

Looking for a Growth Stock? 3 Reasons Why Watsco (WSO) is a Solid Choice

Watsco (WSO) possesses solid growth attributes, which could help it handily outperform the market.

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

Watsco (WSO) Q2 Earnings & Sales Beat, Margins Rise Y/Y

Strong demand for HVAC equipment and investment in technologies help Watsco (WSO) post impressive second-quarter 2021 revenues.

Yahoo | July 23, 2021

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WSO Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -4.28%
6-mo 17.12%
1-year 23.40%
3-year 84.97%
5-year 132.30%
YTD 26.18%
2020 30.57%
2019 34.99%
2018 -15.54%
2017 18.36%
2016 29.97%

WSO Dividends

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