The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. More Details
Solid track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Sherwin-Williams's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SHW is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SHW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SHW underperformed the US Chemicals industry which returned 36.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SHW underperformed the US Market which returned 36.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sherwin-Williams's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Sherwin-Williams 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: SHW ($680.34) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($605.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SHW is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SHW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.3x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (26.7x).
PE vs Market: SHW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.3x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SHW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SHW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US Chemicals industry average (2.5x).
How is Sherwin-Williams forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SHW's forecast earnings growth (8.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: SHW's earnings (8.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (20.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SHW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SHW's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SHW's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SHW's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (68.7%).
How has Sherwin-Williams performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SHW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SHW's current net profit margins (11.1%) are higher than last year (8.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SHW's earnings have grown by 10% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SHW's earnings growth over the past year (31.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (10% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SHW earnings growth over the past year (31.7%) exceeded the Chemicals industry -1.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst SHW's Return on Equity (56.23%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Sherwin-Williams's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SHW's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($4.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: SHW's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($12.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SHW's debt to equity ratio (229.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SHW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 224.1% to 229.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SHW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (41.1%).
Interest Coverage: SHW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.9x coverage).
What is Sherwin-Williams's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SHW's dividend (0.79%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: SHW's dividend (0.79%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SHW's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SHW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (23.9%), SHW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SHW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Morikis (57 yo)
Mr. John G. Morikis has been the President of The Valspar Corporation since June 1, 2017. Mr. Morikis has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Sherwin-Williams Company since January 1, 2016 and has been...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD14.85M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman of the Board & CEO||5.08yrs||US$14.85m||0.13% |
|President & COO||1.92yrs||US$4.44m||0.0088% |
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||4.08yrs||US$4.18m||0.021% |
|President of The Americas Group||10.25yrs||US$3.62m||0.015% |
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||3.33yrs||no data||0.00022% |
|Senior VP||3.5yrs||no data||0.0035% |
|Senior Vice President of Marketing||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||5.08yrs||no data||0.0097% |
|Senior Vice President of Enterprise Strategic Accounts||no data||no data||no data|
|President & GM of Global Supply Chain Division - Consumer Brands Group||12.42yrs||US$2.55m||0.0084% |
|Senior VP & Corporate Controller||4.25yrs||no data||0.0068% |
|President & GM of Southeastern Division - The Americas Group||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SHW's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board & CEO||5.08yrs||US$14.85m||0.13% |
|Independent Director||6.83yrs||US$324.41k||0.0032% |
|Independent Director||18yrs||US$317.84k||0.0083% |
|Independent Lead Director||1.67yrs||US$342.36k||0.0024% |
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$304.42k||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$262.84k||0.00080% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$265.83k||0.00036% |
|Independent Director||9yrs||US$304.42k||0.0059% |
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||US$329.42k||0.015% |
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$308.69k||0.0031% |
Experienced Board: SHW'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: SHW 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.
The Sherwin-Williams Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
- Ticker: SHW
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1866
- Industry: Specialty Chemicals
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$60.626b
- Shares outstanding: 89.11m
- Website: https://www.sherwin-williams.com
Number of Employees
- The Sherwin-Williams Company
- 101 West Prospect Avenue
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SHW||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|SJ3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|SHW *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|0L5V||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|SJ3||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|SHWW||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|S1HW34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 10 REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates in three segmen...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/28 23:43|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/26 00:00|
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