Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with solid track record 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 +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WSM's weekly volatility (5%) 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 65.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSM exceeded the US Market which returned 35.9% 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 StWill Weakness in Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s (NYSE:WSM) Stock Prove Temporary Given Strong Fundamentals?
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Is Williams-Sonoma undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WSM ($151.7) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($196.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WSM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (13.6x).
PE vs Market: WSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the US market (18x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WSM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.9x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (3.2x).
How is Williams-Sonoma forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WSM's forecast earnings growth (4.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WSM's earnings (4.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WSM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WSM's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WSM's revenue (4.7% 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 (38%)
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 (12%) are higher than last year (5.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSM's earnings have grown by 17.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WSM's earnings growth over the past year (157.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (17.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WSM earnings growth over the past year (157.5%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 157.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSM's Return on Equity (60.3%) is considered outstanding.
How is Williams-Sonoma's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSM is debt free.
Reducing Debt: WSM has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 8.6%.
Debt Coverage: WSM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: WSM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Williams-Sonoma current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.56%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.56%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.54%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WSM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WSM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (18.8%), WSM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WSM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (24.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Laura Alber (52 yo)
Ms. Laura J. Alber has been the Chief Executive Officer at Williams-sonoma Inc. since May 26, 2010 and has been its President since July 2006. Ms. Alber served as the President of Pottery Barn Brands, a su...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Laura's total compensation ($USD24.13M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Laura's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: WSM's management team is seasoned and experienced (8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WSM's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WSM 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.
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$11.396b
- Shares outstanding: 75.12m
- Website: https://www.williams-sonomainc.com
Number of Employees
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- 3250 Van Ness Avenue
- San Francisco
- United States
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
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