Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. More Details
Solid track record with adequate balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Willis Towers Watson's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WLTW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WLTW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WLTW underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned 60.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WLTW underperformed the US Market which returned 51.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Willis Towers Watson's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Willis Towers Watson undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WLTW ($266.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($352.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WLTW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WLTW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (13.3x).
PE vs Market: WLTW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.3x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WLTW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (13.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WLTW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.2x).
How is Willis Towers Watson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WLTW's forecast earnings growth (1.8% per year) is below the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WLTW's earnings (1.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WLTW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WLTW's revenue (5.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WLTW's revenue (5.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WLTW's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.1%)
How has Willis Towers Watson performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WLTW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WLTW's current net profit margins (15%) are higher than last year (11.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WLTW's earnings have grown significantly by 25.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WLTW's earnings growth over the past year (34.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (25.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WLTW earnings growth over the past year (34.1%) exceeded the Insurance industry 28.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WLTW's Return on Equity (12.5%) is considered low.
How is Willis Towers Watson's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WLTW's short term assets ($20.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($19.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: WLTW's short term assets ($20.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($8.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WLTW's debt to equity ratio (44.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WLTW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 33.9% to 44.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WLTW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.8%).
Interest Coverage: WLTW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.4x coverage).
What is Willis Towers Watson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WLTW's dividend (1.07%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: WLTW's dividend (1.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WLTW's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WLTW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.2%), WLTW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WLTW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (22.2% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Haley (70 yo)
Mr. John J. Haley has been a Director at MAXIMUS, Inc. since March 17, 2020. Mr. Haley has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company since Janua...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD20.73M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WLTW's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WLTW's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
- Ticker: WLTW
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1828
- Industry: Insurance Brokers
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: US$33.944b
- Shares outstanding: 128.98m
- Website: https://www.willistowerswatson.com
Number of Employees
- Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
- 51 Lime Street
- Greater London
- EC3M 7DQ
- United Kingdom
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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