Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with solid track record.
Share Price & News
How has Pool's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: POOL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Retail Distributors
1 Year Return
US Retail Distributors
Return vs Industry: POOL exceeded the US Retail Distributors industry which returned 7.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: POOL exceeded the US Market which returned 17.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Pool's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Pool 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: POOL ($334.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($165.29)
Significantly Below Fair Value: POOL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: POOL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.8x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (22.1x).
PE vs Market: POOL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.8x) compared to the US market (17.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: POOL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: POOL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (27.5x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (3.2x).
How is Pool forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: POOL's forecast earnings growth (13.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: POOL's earnings (13.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: POOL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: POOL's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: POOL's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if POOL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Pool performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: POOL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: POOL's current net profit margins (8.3%) are higher than last year (8.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: POOL's earnings have grown by 17.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: POOL's earnings growth over the past year (14.3%) is below its 5-year average (17.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: POOL earnings growth over the past year (14.3%) exceeded the Retail Distributors industry -0.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: POOL's Return on Equity (58.8%) is considered outstanding.
How is Pool's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: POOL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($552.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: POOL's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($615.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: POOL's debt to equity ratio (93.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: POOL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 189.8% to 93.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: POOL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (93.1%).
Interest Coverage: POOL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.5x coverage).
What is Pool current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: POOL's dividend (0.69%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.72%).
High Dividend: POOL's dividend (0.69%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.89%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: POOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: POOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: POOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of POOL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Pete Arvan (54 yo)
Mr. Peter D. Arvan, also known as Pete, has been a Director of Pool Corporation since July 31, 2019. Mr. Arvan has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Pool Corporation since December 31, 2018 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Pete's total compensation ($USD3.29M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Pete's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO, President & Director||1.67yrs||US$3.29m||0.13% |
|Senior VP & CFO||16.08yrs||US$1.59m||0.28% |
|VP, Corporate Secretary & Chief Legal Officer||17.33yrs||US$937.53k||0.038% |
|Group Vice President||13.17yrs||US$1.63m||0.23% |
|Vice President of Operations & Supply Chain||0.17yr||no data||0.0037% |
|VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||12.33yrs||no data||0.026% |
|Chief Information Officer||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Director of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|VP & Chief Marketing Officer||5.33yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Horizon Distributors Inc||0.50yr||no data||0.0060% |
|VP and GM of South Florida Division & Northeast Division||14.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Director of Financial Services||18.5yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: POOL's management team is seasoned and experienced (12.3 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||1.67yrs||US$3.29m||0.13% |
|Independent Director||27.67yrs||US$193.04k||0.017% |
|Chairman Emeritus||3.33yrs||US$36.00k||no data|
|Vice Chairman||1.67yrs||US$3.28m||2.29% |
|Independent Director||4.92yrs||US$200.04k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||24.67yrs||US$203.04k||0.036% |
|Non-Executive Chairman & Lead Independent Director||3.33yrs||US$260.04k||0.032% |
|Independent Director||4.92yrs||US$210.04k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||17.67yrs||US$220.04k||0.025% |
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$196.04k||0.0030% |
Experienced Board: POOL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: POOL 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.
Pool Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Pool Corporation
- Ticker: POOL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Distributors
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$13.407b
- Shares outstanding: 40.08m
- Website: https://www.poolcorp.com
Number of Employees
- Pool Corporation
- 109 Northpark Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|POOL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 1995|
|SP1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 1995|
Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/30 23:46|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/30 00:00|
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