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Pool NasdaqGS:POOL Stock Report

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27 Jun, 2022


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POOL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6

POOL Stock Overview

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally.

Pool Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Pool
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$356.42
52 Week HighUS$582.27
52 Week LowUS$324.14
1 Month Change-12.21%
3 Month Change-21.58%
1 Year Change-21.93%
3 Year Change86.28%
5 Year Change196.94%
Change since IPO38,565.24%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 10

Pool Corporation: A Cautious Hold, Despite Strong Financial Performance

Pool Corporation is the world's largest distributor of swimming pool supplies and equipment. Since 2017, revenue has grown at a 17.4% CAGR, with earnings and cash from operations growing at 36% and 14.5% annualized rates. Valuation multiples have receded significantly, due to the broader stock market drawdown, offering an arguably better entry point.

Jun 06
Here's Why I Think Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) Is An Interesting Stock

Here's Why I Think Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) Is An Interesting Stock

Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling...

May 23
Is Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) A Risky Investment?

Is Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) A Risky Investment?

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Shareholder Returns

POOLUS Retail DistributorsUS Market

Return vs Industry: POOL underperformed the US Retail Distributors industry which returned -3.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: POOL underperformed the US Market which returned -18.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is POOL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
POOL volatility
POOL Average Weekly Movement6.5%
Retail Distributors Industry Average Movement8.5%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: POOL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: POOL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19935,500Pete Arvan

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, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; fiberglass pools, and hot tubs and packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and related products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies. It also provides building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for pool installations and remodeling; and commercial products, including heaters, safety equipment, and commercial pumps and filters.

Pool Fundamentals Summary

How do Pool's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
POOL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$14.27b
Earnings (TTM)US$725.86m
Revenue (TTM)US$5.65b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
POOL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$3.88b
Gross ProfitUS$1.76b
Other ExpensesUS$1.04b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)18.14
Gross Margin31.22%
Net Profit Margin12.85%
Debt/Equity Ratio128.2%

How did POOL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is POOL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for POOL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

POOL key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.8x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.5x
PEG Ratio3.4x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does POOL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

POOL PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for POOL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average38.5x
GPC Genuine Parts
FHAI Microalliance Group
FNKO Funko

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: POOL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.7x) compared to the peer average (38.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does POOL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Retail Distributors Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: POOL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.7x) compared to the US Retail Distributors industry average (16.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is POOL's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

POOL PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio19.7x
Fair PE Ratio14.3x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: POOL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.7x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (14.3x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of POOL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: POOL ($356.42) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($403.97)

Significantly Below Fair Value: POOL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: POOL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.4x)

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Future Growth

How is Pool forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: POOL's forecast earnings growth (5.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: POOL's earnings (5.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: POOL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: POOL's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: POOL's revenue (5.6% 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

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Past Performance

How has Pool performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: POOL has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: POOL's current net profit margins (12.9%) are higher than last year (10.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: POOL's earnings have grown significantly by 30% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: POOL's earnings growth over the past year (67.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (30% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: POOL earnings growth over the past year (67.1%) underperformed the Retail Distributors industry 67.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst POOL's Return on Equity (62.27%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Pool's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: POOL's short term assets ($2.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($958.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: POOL's short term assets ($2.4B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: POOL's net debt to equity ratio (123.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: POOL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 218.3% to 128.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: POOL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (1.9%).

Interest Coverage: POOL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (85.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Pool current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: POOL's dividend (0.9%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).

High Dividend: POOL's dividend (0.9%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.23%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: POOL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: POOL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.5%), POOL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: POOL is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Pete Arvan (55 yo)





Mr. Peter D. Arvan, also known as Pete, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Pool Corporation since January 1, 2019 and has been its Director since July 31, 2019. Mr. Arvan served as the C...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pete's total compensation ($USD5.58M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Pete's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: POOL's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: POOL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: POOL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Pool Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Pool Corporation
  • Ticker: POOL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1993
  • Industry: Distributors
  • Sector: Retail
  • Implied Market Cap: US$14.266b
  • Shares outstanding: 40.02m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Pool Corporation
  • 109 Northpark Boulevard
  • Covington
  • Louisiana
  • 70433-5001
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.