Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. More Details
Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Williams-Sonoma's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WSM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WSM's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: WSM exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 54.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSM exceeded the US Market which returned 31.2% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Williams-Sonoma's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) Using Too Much Debt?
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Is Williams-Sonoma 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: WSM ($126.47) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($102.54)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WSM is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WSM's PE Ratio (18.2x) is in line with the US Specialty Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: WSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.2x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WSM's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.9x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (2.9x).
How is Williams-Sonoma forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WSM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: WSM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WSM's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WSM's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WSM's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WSM's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (28.1%)
How has Williams-Sonoma performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WSM has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WSM's current net profit margins (8.5%) are higher than last year (5.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSM's earnings have grown by 7.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WSM's earnings growth over the past year (55.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WSM earnings growth over the past year (55.7%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 22.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSM's Return on Equity (38.4%) is considered high.
How is Williams-Sonoma's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($2.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSM's debt to equity ratio (21.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WSM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 17.5% to 21.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WSM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (415.8%).
Interest Coverage: WSM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (48.8x coverage).
What is Williams-Sonoma current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.68%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.72%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WSM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WSM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.4%), WSM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WSM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Laura Alber (51 yo)
Ms. Laura J. Alber has been the Chief Executive Officer at Williams-sonoma Inc. since May 26, 2010 and has been its President since July 2006. Ms. Alber served as the President of Pottery Barn Brands, a su...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Laura's total compensation ($USD17.03M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.58M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Laura's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||8.67yrs||US$4.12m||0.076% |
|President of Pottery Barn Brand||no data||US$4.59m||0.032% |
|President of West Elm Brand||no data||US$5.45m||0.027% |
|President of the Williams Sonoma Brand||3.67yrs||US$5.06m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & COO||6.67yrs||US$1.46m||no data|
|Senior VP of Corporate Finance & Treasurer||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer||3.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||10.17yrs||no data||0.022% |
|Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer||6.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Product Development||9yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WSM's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.7 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$246.33k||0.012% |
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$253.27k||0.0059% |
|Independent Director||6.17yrs||US$296.41k||0.016% |
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$268.53k||0.030% |
|Independent Director||1yr||no data||0.00086% |
Experienced Board: WSM's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 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.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- Ticker: WSM
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1956
- Industry: Homefurnishing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$9.816b
- Shares outstanding: 76.59m
- Website: https://www.williams-sonomainc.com
Number of Employees
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- 3250 Van Ness Avenue
- San Francisco
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WSM||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1983|
|WM1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1983|
|WSM *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jul 1983|
|0LXC||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jul 1983|
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. It offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, such as cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tableto...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/06 00:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/05 00:00|
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