WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.
Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has WD-40's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WD1 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Household Products
1 Year Return
DE Household Products
Return vs Industry: WD1 exceeded the German Household Products industry which returned -9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WD1 exceeded the German Market which returned -17.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is WD-40's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is WD-40 undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WD1 (€183) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€163.13)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WD1 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WD1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.8x) compared to the Household Products industry average (21.3x).
PE vs Market: WD1 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (49.8x) compared to the German market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WD1 is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WD1 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (18.5x) compared to the XE Household Products industry average (1.7x).
How is WD-40 forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WD1's forecast earnings growth (10.5% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: WD1's earnings (10.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WD1's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WD1's revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (4.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WD1's revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WD1's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has WD-40 performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WD1 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WD1's current net profit margins (13%) are lower than last year (15.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WD1's earnings have grown by 8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WD1's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WD1 had negative earnings growth (-16.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (7.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WD1's Return on Equity (37.6%) is considered high.
How is WD-40's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WD1's short term assets ($149.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($81.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: WD1's short term assets ($149.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($90.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WD1's debt to equity ratio (61.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WD1's debt to equity ratio has increased from 61.3% to 61.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WD1's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (76.5%).
Interest Coverage: WD1's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (37.6x coverage).
Inventory Level: WD1 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WD1's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.7x debt).
What is WD-40's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WD1's dividend (1.36%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.71%).
High Dividend: WD1's dividend (1.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.98%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WD1's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WD1's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (63.1%), WD1's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Garry Ridge (63yo)
Mr. Garry O. Ridge serves as Chairman of the Board at WD-40 Company since December 10, 2019. He has been the Chief Executive Officer at WD-40 Company since October 1, 1997 and served as its President from ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Garry's total compensation ($USD3.08M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.71M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Garry's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||22.42yrs||US$3.08m||0.68% $16.7m|
|President & COO||0.75yr||US$769.88k||0.026% $644.5k|
|CFO, VP of Finance & Treasurer||11.92yrs||US$933.82k||0.29% $7.0m|
|Corporate Secretary||6.17yrs||US$678.40k||0.048% $1.2m|
|Managing Director of Europe||24.17yrs||US$730.76k||0.031% $755.7k|
|Principal Accounting Officer||0.25yr||no data||0.0030% $73.2k|
|Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Asia-Pacific||23.17yrs||US$623.03k||0.023% $553.3k|
|Divisional President of The Americas||0.75yr||no data||0.014% $341.2k|
|Vice President of Global Organisation Development||8.17yrs||US$601.91k||0.046% $1.1m|
Experienced Management: WD1's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.2 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||22.42yrs||US$3.08m||0.68% $16.7m|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$138.94k||0.013% $324.6k|
|Lead Independent Director||0.25yr||US$142.94k||0.079% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||4yrs||US$146.94k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.25yrs||US$136.27k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$140.94k||0.039% $952.5k|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||0.0068% $166.8k|
|Independent Director||1yr||US$113.94k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.25yrs||US$137.61k||0.0073% $178.0k|
|Independent Director||5yrs||US$138.94k||no data|
Experienced Board: WD1's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WD1 insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
WD-40 Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: WD-40 Company
- Ticker: WD1
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1953
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$2.704b
- Listing Market Cap: US$2.439b
- Shares outstanding: 13.71m
- Website: https://www.wd40company.com
Number of Employees
- WD-40 Company
- 9715 Businesspark Avenue
- San Diego
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WDFC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1980|
|WD1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1980|
|WD1||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1980|
WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers multi-purpose maintenance products, including aerosol sprays, non-aerosol trigger sprays, and in liquid-bulk form products under the WD-40 Multi-Use brand name for various consumer uses and industrial applications; specialty maintenance products, such as penetrants, degreasers, corrosion inhibitors, greases, lubricants, and rust removers under the WD-40 Specialist brand; and bicycle maintenance products comprising wet and dry chain lubricants, chain cleaners and degreasers, and foaming wash products for avid and recreational cyclists, bike enthusiasts, and mechanics under the WD-40 Bike brand name. It also provides multi-purpose and specialty drip oils, and spray lubricant products, as well as other specialty maintenance products under the 3-IN-ONE brand name; and professional spray maintenance products and lubricants for the bike market under the GT85 brand name. In addition, the company offers automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the 2000 Flushes brand name; aerosol carpet stain removers, and a liquid trigger carpet stain and odor eliminators under the Spot Shot brand; room and rug deodorizers under the Carpet Fresh brand name; carpet and household cleaners, and rug and room deodorizers under the 1001 brand; heavy-duty hand cleaner products under the Lava brand name in the United States, as well as under the Solvol brand in Australia; and liquid mildew stain removers and automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the X-14 brand name. It sells its products primarily through mass retail and home center stores, warehouse club stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets, sport retailers, independent bike dealers, online retailers, and industrial distributors and suppliers. WD-40 Company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/03/29 23:09|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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