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Wayfair

NYSE:W
Snowflake Description

Limited growth with imperfect balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
W
NYSE
$14B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Retail
Company description

Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The last earnings update was 18 days ago. More info.


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W Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
9.2%
NYSE:W
-0.9%
US Online Retail
-0.7%
US Market
1 Year Returns
75.8%
NYSE:W
4.7%
US Online Retail
3%
US Market
W Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Wayfair (W) 9.2% 3.6% 25.2% 75.8% 267.8% -
US Online Retail -0.9% -1.4% 10.5% 4.7% 125.2% 241.4%
US Market -0.7% -2% 2.4% 3% 39.2% 42%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • W outperformed the Online Retail industry which returned 4.7% over the past year.
  • W outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
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Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

W Value

 Is Wayfair undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.

In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Wayfair is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Wayfair has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis. You can see them here.

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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Wayfair. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $150.4.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Wayfair's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Wayfair's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:W PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-6.62
NYSE:W Share Price ** NYSE (2019-05-17) in USD $150.4
United States of America Online Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 28 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 41.43x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,088 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.89x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Wayfair.

NYSE:W PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:W Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 150.4 ÷ -6.62

-22.72x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Wayfair is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Online Retail industry average.
  • Wayfair is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Wayfair's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:W PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -22.72x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 27 Analysts
8.1%per year
United States of America Online Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 2.28x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,117 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Wayfair, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Wayfair's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:W PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $-5.24
NYSE:W Share Price * NYSE (2019-05-17) in USD $150.4
United States of America Online Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Online Retail Companies 3.01x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,195 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.83x
NYSE:W PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:W Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 150.4 ÷ -5.24

-28.69x

* Primary Listing of Wayfair.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Wayfair has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the US Online Retail industry average.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of W’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Wayfair's regulatory filings and announcements.
  3. Show me more potentially undervalued companies in the Online Retail industry
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Value checks
We assess Wayfair's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Online Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Wayfair has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W Future Performance

 How is Wayfair expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 27 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
8.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Wayfair expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Wayfair's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Wayfair's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Wayfair's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:W Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:W Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 27 Analysts 8.1%
NYSE:W Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 27 Analysts 21.1%
United States of America Online Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 26.8%
United States of America Online Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:W Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 27 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:W Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 20,824 1,177 -424 7
2022-12-31 17,754 708 -638 8
2021-12-31 14,800 559 -723 15
2020-12-31 11,940 253 -725 27
2019-12-31 9,204 179 -747 27
NYSE:W Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 7,320 17 -597
2018-12-31 6,779 85 -504
2018-09-30 6,204 79 -433
2018-06-30 5,697 96 -358
2018-03-31 5,164 67 -296
2017-12-31 4,721 34 -245
2017-09-30 4,266 70 -216
2017-06-30 3,930 61 -200
2017-03-31 3,594 68 -210
2016-12-31 3,380 63 -194
2016-09-30 3,136 80 -166
2016-06-30 2,868 116 -120

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Wayfair is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Wayfair's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:W Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 27 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Wayfair Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:W Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 -4.35 -0.61 -7.74 4.00
2022-12-31 -6.99 -2.82 -9.52 5.00
2021-12-31 -6.19 -1.06 -9.90 10.00
2020-12-31 -7.52 -3.70 -9.50 18.00
2019-12-31 -8.10 -6.47 -9.44 18.00
NYSE:W Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 -6.62
2018-12-31 -5.63
2018-09-30 -4.87
2018-06-30 -4.06
2018-03-31 -3.38
2017-12-31 -2.81
2017-09-30 -2.50
2017-06-30 -2.33
2017-03-31 -2.46
2016-12-31 -2.29
2016-09-30 -1.96
2016-06-30 -1.43

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Wayfair will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is not expected to be profitable.
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Future performance checks
We assess Wayfair's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Wayfair has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W Past Performance

  How has Wayfair performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Wayfair's growth in the last year to its industry (Online Retail).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Wayfair does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Wayfair's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Wayfair's 1-year growth to the US Online Retail industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Wayfair's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Wayfair Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:W Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 7,319.73 -596.69 2,298.86
2018-12-31 6,779.17 -504.08 2,061.67
2018-09-30 6,204.19 -433.01 1,845.18
2018-06-30 5,696.74 -357.71 1,651.83
2018-03-31 5,164.34 -295.85 1,478.51
2017-12-31 4,720.90 -244.61 1,344.70
2017-09-30 4,266.44 -215.80 1,227.14
2017-06-30 3,929.77 -200.31 1,145.73
2017-03-31 3,593.84 -209.71 1,075.95
2016-12-31 3,380.36 -194.38 1,004.03
2016-09-30 3,135.59 -165.91 913.39
2016-06-30 2,868.04 -120.45 810.13
2016-03-31 2,572.86 -91.51 713.16
2015-12-31 2,249.89 -77.44 622.07
2015-09-30 1,918.71 -120.07 601.06
2015-06-30 1,660.93 -133.48 543.67
2015-03-31 1,464.62 -142.13 494.87
2014-12-31 1,318.95 -150.17 458.88
2014-09-30 1,205.67 -100.97 362.09
2014-06-30 1,106.78 -79.78 321.58
2014-03-31 1,014.72 -58.93 283.43
2013-12-31 915.84 -40.91 239.72
2012-12-31 601.03 -33.21 166.33

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Wayfair has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if Wayfair has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Online Retail industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Wayfair improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Wayfair's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Online Retail industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Wayfair has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W Health

 How is Wayfair's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Wayfair's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Wayfair's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Wayfair's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Wayfair's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Wayfair has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Wayfair Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:W Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 -479.15 1,418.62 805.66
2018-12-31 -330.72 921.96 963.74
2018-09-30 -312.22 530.70 518.69
2018-06-30 -195.48 483.31 575.39
2018-03-31 -127.20 419.77 582.06
2017-12-31 -48.33 415.49 619.99
2017-09-30 3.03 410.68 610.42
2017-06-30 11.94 82.73 255.87
2017-03-31 36.46 41.54 276.69
2016-12-31 79.38 28.90 348.58
2016-09-30 110.50 28.90 292.82
2016-06-30 162.08 29.86 303.01
2016-03-31 205.01 0.00 309.45
2015-12-31 242.55 0.00 386.07
2015-09-30 254.70 0.00 325.34
2015-06-30 266.85 0.00 288.00
2015-03-31 282.57 0.00 280.30
2014-12-31 305.54 0.00 415.86
2014-09-30 91.09 0.00 130.36
2014-06-30 78.76 0.00 116.60
2014-03-31 138.52 0.00 185.13
2013-12-31 50.01 0.00 115.31
2012-12-31 65.01 0.00 100.88
  • Wayfair has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.
  • Irrelevant to check if Wayfair's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Wayfair has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Wayfair has sufficient cash runway for 2.2 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 76.6% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Wayfair's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Wayfair has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W Dividends

 What is Wayfair's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Wayfair dividends. Estimated to be 0.01% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Wayfair shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Wayfair's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Wayfair's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:W Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 27 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Global Online Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 20 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2000 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:W Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31 0.20 1.00
2021-12-31 0.00 4.00
2020-12-31 0.00 5.00
2019-12-31 0.00 5.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Wayfair has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Wayfair's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Wayfair's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Wayfair has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Wayfair's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Wayfair's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Wayfair afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Wayfair has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W Management

 What is the CEO of Wayfair's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Niraj Shah
COMPENSATION $83,212
AGE 44
TENURE AS CEO 17.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Niraj S. Shah Co-Founded ZIZO Home Pty Ltd. in 2008 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Cove Hill Partners, L.P. Mr. Shah Co-Founded Wayfair Inc. in 2002 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Mr. Shah serves as Co-Chairman and President of Wayfair Inc. Mr. Shah co-founded Wayfair LLC in 2002 and has been its Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Mr. Shah is an Entrepreneur Advisor of NextView Ventures. He served as a Venture Advisor at the NextView Ventures. Mr. Shah is a Co-founder of CSN Stores, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Co-founder and Chief Executive of Simplify Mobile. Prior to co-founding Simplify Mobile in 2001, Mr. Shah was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Greylock Partners where he investigated new technology markets and potential software and professional services offerings. Before joining Greylock, Mr. Shah served as a Chief Operating Officer and a Member of The Board of Directors at iXL, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. He was responsible for iXL-wide P&L and had global oversight for sales, service delivery and operations. Prior to being appointed Chief Operating Officer, he held positions as Senior Vice President of Operations and as the General Manager of the Boston office. He also co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Spinners Incorporated from 1995 to 1998.. He specializes in E-commerce. He has been a Director of Wayfair Inc. since 2002. He has been Director of Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Inc. since January 01, 2017. He serves as a Director of Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, Inc. He serves as a Member of Business Advisory Board at SmartMouth Technologies, Inc. He serves as the board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) and the Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Advisory Council. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in Engineering from Cornell University from 1991-1995.

CEO Compensation
  • Niraj's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Niraj's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Wayfair management team in years:

5.4
Average Tenure
45.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Wayfair management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Niraj Shah

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$83K
AGE
44
TENURE
17.3 yrs

Steve Conine

TITLE
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
COMPENSATION
$83K
AGE
45
TENURE
17.3 yrs

Michael Fleisher

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$24M
AGE
53
TENURE
5.6 yrs

James Savarese

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
COMPENSATION
$7M
AGE
52
TENURE
5.3 yrs

John Mulliken

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
46
TENURE
2 yrs

Ed Macri

TITLE
Chief Product & Marketing Officer
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
46

Steve Oblak

TITLE
Chief Merchandising Officer
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
45
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Julia Donnelly

TITLE
Head of Corporate Finance
AGE
35

Joe Wilson

TITLE
Investor Relations Contact

Enrique Colbert

TITLE
General Counsel & Secretary
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Wayfair board of directors in years:

4.3
Average Tenure
50
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Wayfair board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Niraj Shah

TITLE
Co-Founder
COMPENSATION
$83K
AGE
44

Steve Conine

TITLE
Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
COMPENSATION
$83K
AGE
45

Julie M. Bradley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
50
TENURE
6.7 yrs

Mike Kumin

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$203K
AGE
45
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Romero Rodrigues

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
40
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Bob Gamgort

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$102K
AGE
56
TENURE
4.3 yrs

Jim Miller

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
53
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Jeff Naylor

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$203K
AGE
59
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Andrea Jung

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$201K
AGE
60
TENURE
1 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Wayfair insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. May 19 Buy Michael Kumin Individual 14. May 19 14. May 19 3,000 $141.04 $423,120
03. May 19 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 01. May 19 01. May 19 -33 $162.20 $-5,353
17. Apr 19 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -66 $145.00 $-9,570
05. Feb 19 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 01. Feb 19 01. Feb 19 -33 $108.83 $-3,591
17. Jan 19 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 15. Jan 19 15. Jan 19 -87 $93.14 $-8,103
27. Nov 18 Buy Michael Kumin Individual 21. Nov 18 21. Nov 18 18,500 $89.25 $1,651,125
20. Nov 18 Buy Robert Gamgort Individual 16. Nov 18 16. Nov 18 2,850 $89.51 $255,104
06. Nov 18 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 01. Nov 18 01. Nov 18 -39 $96.50 $-3,764
17. Oct 18 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 15. Oct 18 15. Oct 18 -67 $117.99 $-7,905
24. Aug 18 Sell Michael Fleisher Individual 21. Aug 18 21. Aug 18 -4,520 $121.12 $-547,462
03. Aug 18 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 01. Aug 18 01. Aug 18 -133 $109.27 $-14,533
17. Jul 18 Sell Romero Rodrigues Individual 16. Jul 18 16. Jul 18 -126 $118.60 $-14,944
24. May 18 Sell HarbourVest Partners, LLC Company 22. May 18 22. May 18 -300 $86.04 $-25,812
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Management checks
We assess Wayfair's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Wayfair has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

W News

Simply Wall St News

Introducing Wayfair (NYSE:W), The Stock That Soared 320% In The Last Three Years

Given that Wayfair didn't make a profit in the last twelve months, we'll focus on revenue growth to form a quick view of its business development. … Over the last three years Wayfair has grown its revenue at 35% annually. … It's always tempting to take profits after a share price gain like that, but high-growth companies like Wayfair can sometimes sustain strong growth for many years.

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Does Wayfair Inc.'s (NYSE:W) CEO Pay Matter?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. … How Does Niraj Shah's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … has a market capitalization of US$14b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$83k.

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How Do Analysts See Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) Performing In The Next Couple Of Years?

(NYSE:W) announced its latest earnings update, which … company earnings became less negative compared to the previous year's level … - great news for investors

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Have Insiders Been Buying Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) Shares?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. … So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Wayfair Inc. … The insider buying may not tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

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Does Wayfair Inc's (NYSE:W) CEO Pay Matter?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Niraj Shah's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth US$80k

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Why Wayfair Inc's (NYSE:W) CEO Pay Matters To You

Understanding how CEOs are incentivised to run and grow their company is an important aspect of investing in a stock. … This is because, if incentives are aligned, more value is created for shareholders which directly impacts your returns as an investor. … CEOs leading companies of similar size and profitability

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What Should You Know About Wayfair Inc's (NYSE:W) Earnings Outlook?

In December 2017, Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) announced its most recent earnings update, which revealed that losses became smaller relative to the prrior year's level - great news for investors Below, I've laid out key numbers on how market analysts view Wayfair's earnings growth trajectory over the next few years and whether the future looks brighter. … Check out our latest analysis for Wayfair Market analysts' prospects for the upcoming year seems pessimistic, with earnings becoming even more negative, arriving at -US$328.73M in 2019. … NYSE:W Future Profit May 2nd 18 While it’s informative knowing the rate of growth each year relative to today’s level, it may be more insightful to gauge the rate at which the earnings are growing every year, on average.

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Why Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) Could Be A Buy

This means that the opportunity to buy Wayfair at a good price has disappeared! … Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. … W’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value.

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Wayfair Inc's (NYSE:W) Earnings Declined -30.07%, But How Did It Fare Against The Industry?

NYSE:W Income Statement Feb 1st 18 We can further evaluate Wayfair's loss by looking at what the industry has been experiencing over the past few years. … Each year, for the past five years Wayfair's top-line has risen by 38.26% on average, signalling that the company is in a high-growth phase with expenses racing ahead revenues, leading to annual losses. … Looking at growth from a sector-level, the US online retail industry has been growing its average earnings by double-digit 32.16% over the prior twelve months, and a more subdued 8.72% over the past five years.

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Does Wayfair Inc's (NYSE:W) Debt Level Pose A Serious Problem?

I will take you through a few basic checks to assess the financial health of companies with no debt. … Check out our latest analysis for Wayfair Is W’s level of debt at an acceptable level? … W’s high debt levels are not met with high cash flow coverage.

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W Company Info

Description

Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It provides approximately 14 million products for the home sector under various brands. The company offers selection of furniture, décor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal décor, and other home goods through its sites, including Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, Birch Lane, and Perigold. Wayfair Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Wayfair Inc.
W
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 2002
$13,782,651,488
91,639,970
Website: http://www.wayfair.com
Address: Wayfair Inc.
4 Copley Place,
7th Floor,
Boston,
Massachusetts, 02116,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE W Class A Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 02. Oct 2014
DB 1WF Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Oct 2014
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
12,124
Wayfair employees.
Industry
Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/05/20 03:07
End of day share price update: 2019/05/17 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/05/17
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/02
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.