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 second-rate dividend payer.
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: WDFC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Household Products
1 Year Return
US Household Products
Return vs Industry: WDFC underperformed the US Household Products industry which returned 15.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WDFC underperformed the US Market which returned 16.3% 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
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHow Should Investors React To WD-40's (NASDAQ:WDFC) CEO Pay?
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StEarnings Report: WD-40 Company Missed Revenue Estimates By 9.1%
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StShould Income Investors Look At WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) Before Its Ex-Dividend?
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: WDFC ($196.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($143.83)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WDFC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WDFC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (54.5x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (26x).
PE vs Market: WDFC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (54.5x) compared to the US market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WDFC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WDFC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US Household Products industry average (7.3x).
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: WDFC's forecast earnings growth (9.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: WDFC's earnings (9.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (23.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WDFC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WDFC's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WDFC's revenue (5.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WDFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (46%).
How has WD-40 performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WDFC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WDFC's current net profit margins (12.2%) are lower than last year (16.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WDFC's earnings have grown by 5.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WDFC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WDFC had negative earnings growth (-27.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Household Products industry average (17%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst WDFC's Return on Equity (34.23%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is WD-40's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WDFC's short term assets ($213.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($117.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: WDFC's short term assets ($213.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($123.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WDFC's debt to equity ratio (114.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WDFC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 69.2% to 114.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WDFC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.7%).
Interest Coverage: WDFC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (33.1x coverage).
What is WD-40 current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WDFC's dividend (1.37%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).
High Dividend: WDFC's dividend (1.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.35%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WDFC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WDFC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (72.7%), WDFC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Garry Ridge (64 yo)
Mr. Garry O. Ridge serves as Chairman of the Board at WD-40 Company since December 10, 2019. He has been the Chief Executive Officer at WD-40 Company since October 1, 1997 and served as its President from ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Garry's total compensation ($USD3.08M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.74M).
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||22.83yrs||US$3.08m||0.69% |
|President & COO||1.17yrs||US$769.88k||0.027% |
|CFO, VP of Finance & Treasurer||12.33yrs||US$933.82k||0.29% |
|Corporate Secretary||6.58yrs||US$678.40k||0.048% |
|Managing Director of Europe||24.58yrs||US$730.76k||0.031% |
|Principal Accounting Officer||0.67yr||no data||0.0030% |
|Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Asia-Pacific||23.58yrs||US$623.03k||0.023% |
|Divisional President of The Americas||1.17yrs||no data||0.014% |
|Vice President of Global Organisation Development||8.58yrs||US$601.91k||0.046% |
Experienced Management: WDFC's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.6 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||22.83yrs||US$3.08m||0.69% |
|Independent Director||4.17yrs||US$138.94k||0.013% |
|Lead Independent Director||0.67yr||US$142.94k||0.079% |
|Independent Director||4.42yrs||US$146.94k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$136.27k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.83yrs||US$140.94k||0.039% |
|Independent Director||0.67yr||no data||0.0069% |
|Independent Director||1.42yrs||US$113.94k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.67yrs||US$137.61k||0.0073% |
|Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||5.42yrs||US$138.94k||no data|
|Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: WDFC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
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: WDFC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1953
- Industry: Household Products
- Sector: Household
- Market Cap: US$2.682b
- Shares outstanding: 13.66m
- 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|
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 maintenanc ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/09 23:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/07 00:00|