NYSE:WSO

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Executive Summary

Watsco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has Watsco's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WSO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

7.1%

WSO

14.8%

US Trade Distributors

12.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

2.0%

WSO

-26.0%

US Trade Distributors

-12.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WSO exceeded the US Trade Distributors industry which returned -26% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WSO exceeded the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WSOIndustryMarket
7 Day7.1%14.8%12.5%
30 Day-5.6%-24.9%-14.7%
90 Day-17.7%-36.0%-21.5%
1 Year6.2%2.0%-24.5%-26.0%-10.9%-12.7%
3 Year14.8%3.3%-18.5%-22.3%12.6%5.4%
5 Year37.9%17.9%-2.5%-9.9%31.9%17.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Watsco's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Watsco undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

17.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WSO ($148.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($179.02)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WSO is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WSO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.8x) compared to the Trade Distributors industry average (10.9x).

PE vs Market: WSO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (22.8x) compared to the US market (13x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WSO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WSO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.6x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (0.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Watsco forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

4.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WSO's forecast earnings growth (4.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: WSO's earnings (4.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WSO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WSO's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WSO's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WSO's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.7%).


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Past Performance

How has Watsco performed over the past 5 years?

10.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WSO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WSO's current net profit margins (4.7%) are lower than last year (4.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WSO's earnings have grown by 10.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WSO's earnings growth over the past year (1.1%) is below its 5-year average (10.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WSO earnings growth over the past year (1.1%) underperformed the Trade Distributors industry 5.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: WSO's Return on Equity (17.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Watsco's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WSO's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($461.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: WSO's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($379.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WSO's debt to equity ratio (9.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WSO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 26.9% to 9.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WSO's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (215.7%).

Interest Coverage: WSO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (88.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: WSO has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: WSO's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 9.9x debt).


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Dividend

What is Watsco's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.79%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WSO's dividend (4.79%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).

High Dividend: WSO's dividend (4.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.49%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WSO's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WSO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (98.3%), WSO's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WSO's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (107.6% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Albert Nahmad (78yo)

47.25s

Tenure

US$7,117,698

Compensation

Mr. Albert H. Nahmad has been the Chief Executive Officer of Watsco Inc. since December 1972. Mr. Nahmad is a General Partner of Alna Capital Associates. Mr. Nahmad served as President of Watsco Inc. from  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Albert's total compensation ($USD7.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.36M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Albert's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Albert Nahmad
Chairman & CEO47.25yrsUS$7.12m8.47% $437.7m
Aaron Nahmad
President & Director8.33yrsUS$3.88m0.58% $29.9m
Ana Menendez
CFO & Treasurer16.33yrsUS$331.19k0.33% $17.0m
Barry Logan
Executive VP of Planning & Strategy and Secretary0.50yrUS$409.99k0.65% $33.7m
Stephen Rush
Executive VP & COO0.92yrno data0.022% $1.1m
Steven Rupp
Chief Technology Officer8.58yrsno datano data
Paul Johnston
Executive Vice President6yrsUS$872.05kno data
Rick Gomez
Vice President of Corporate Developmentno datano datano data

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WSO's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Albert Nahmad
Chairman & CEO47.25yrsUS$7.12m8.47% $437.7m
Aaron Nahmad
President & Director8.33yrsUS$3.88m0.58% $29.9m
Cesar Alvarez
Co-Vice Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$84.80kno data
Bob Moss
Co-Vice Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$84.80k0.065% $3.3m
George Sape
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$111.00k0.023% $1.2m
Brian Keeley
Independent Director2yrsUS$106.00k0.0087% $450.9k
Denise Dickins
Lead Independent Directorno dataUS$182.20k0.021% $1.1m
Steven Rubin
Independent Director2yrsUS$84.80kno data
J. Custer
Independent Directorno datano datano data
Rachel Wilson
Member of Advisory Board0.50yrno datano data

3.2yrs

Average Tenure

71yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WSO's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WSO insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Watsco, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Watsco, Inc.
  • Ticker: WSO
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1945
  • Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$5.171b
  • Shares outstanding: 35.09m
  • Website: https://www.watsco.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Watsco, Inc.
  • 2665 South Bayshore Drive
  • Suite 901
  • Miami
  • Florida
  • 33133
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WSO.BNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)Class B Common StockUSUSDApr 1968
WSONYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1984
WC3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1984
WC3BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJun 1984

Biography

Watsco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. It offers residential ducted and ductless air conditioners; gas, electric, and oil furnaces; commercial air conditioning and heating equipment systems; and other specialized equipment. The company also provides parts comprising replacement compressors, evaporator coils, motors, and other component parts; and supplies, such as thermostats, insulation material, refrigerants, ductwork, grills, registers, sheet metal, tools, copper tubing, concrete pads, tapes, adhesives, and other ancillary supplies. It serves contractors and dealers that service the replacement and new construction markets for residential and light commercial central air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. In addition, the company exports its products to Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Watsco, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/30 01:38
End of Day Share Price2020/03/27 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.