WTW Stock Overview
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide.
Willis Towers Watson Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$204.25|
|52 Week High||US$268.19|
|52 Week Low||US$197.30|
|1 Month Change||-12.77%|
|3 Month Change||-8.06%|
|1 Year Change||-23.21%|
|3 Year Change||15.81%|
|5 Year Change||45.19%|
|Change since IPO||364.49%|
Recent News & Updates
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|WTW||US Insurance||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WTW underperformed the US Insurance industry which returned 0.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WTW underperformed the US Market which returned -10.4% over the past year.
|WTW Average Weekly Movement||4.0%|
|Insurance Industry Average Movement||5.1%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: WTW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WTW's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Health, Wealth and Career; and and Risk and Broking. The company offers actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans; plan management consulting, broking, and administration services for health and group benefit programs; and benefits outsourcing services.
Willis Towers Watson Fundamentals Summary
|WTW fundamental statistics|
Is WTW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WTW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$4.85b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||15.34|
|Net Profit Margin||19.15%|
How did WTW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.6%Current Dividend Yield
Is Willis Towers Watson undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WTW ($204.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($292.76)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WTW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WTW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (11.2x).
PE vs Market: WTW is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.3x) compared to the US market (15.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WTW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WTW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1x).
How is Willis Towers Watson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WTW's forecast earnings growth (6.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WTW's earnings (6.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WTW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WTW's revenue (5.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WTW'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: WTW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.3%).
How has Willis Towers Watson performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WTW has a large one-off gain of $744.0M impacting its March 31 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WTW's current net profit margins (19.1%) are higher than last year (11.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WTW's earnings have grown significantly by 30% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WTW's earnings growth over the past year (75.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (30% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WTW earnings growth over the past year (75.2%) exceeded the Insurance industry -2.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WTW's Return on Equity (15.6%) is considered low.
How is Willis Towers Watson's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WTW's short term assets ($16.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($14.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: WTW's short term assets ($16.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WTW's net debt to equity ratio (21.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WTW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 38.8% to 41.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WTW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (48.3%).
Interest Coverage: WTW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.4x coverage).
What is Willis Towers Watson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WTW's dividend (1.61%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).
High Dividend: WTW's dividend (1.61%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WTW's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WTW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.7%), WTW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (18.2%), WTW's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Carl Hess (59 yo)
Mr. Carl A. Hess has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company since January 1, 2022. He serves as Director at Willis North America Inc since January 10, 2022...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Carl's total compensation ($USD4.83M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Carl's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: WTW's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WTW's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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 employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
- Ticker: WTW
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1828
- Industry: Insurance Brokers
- Sector: Insurance
- Implied Market Cap: US$22.948b
- Shares outstanding: 111.49m
- Website: https://www.willistowerswatson.com
Number of Employees
- Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
- 51 Lime Street
- Greater London
- EC3M 7DQ
- United Kingdom
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/16 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/16 00:00|
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.