WSM Stock Overview
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of various products for home.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$142.58|
|52 Week High||US$223.32|
|52 Week Low||US$118.07|
|1 Month Change||-17.05%|
|3 Month Change||-24.79%|
|1 Year Change||7.75%|
|3 Year Change||169.43%|
|5 Year Change||200.17%|
|Change since IPO||6,774.39%|
Recent News & Updates
At US$147, Is It Time To Put Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) On Your Watch List?
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Williams-Sonoma - Thesis Shift To 'Buy'
I got some amount of understandable pushback for my "HOLD" thesis on WSM a few months back. However, as valuation often does, time proved it to be true. The company has significantly underperformed most any comparative index or stock, with shareholders losing almost 30% in less than 3 months. However what to some may look negative, may actually be a decent buying opportunity. Follow me as we revisit Williams Sonoma.
Williams-Sonoma: Squeezing Lemons And Shorts
Despite a 23% short interest in early 2018 and the ensuing coronavirus pandemic, the common shares of home furnishing retail stalwart Williams-Sonoma squeezed a three-bagger return for the bulls. In another defiance of the retail apocalyptic bears, the company increased e-commerce channel sales from 50% to 70% of revenues during the same period. At present, the stock's averaged combined yields on earnings, free cash flow, and dividends are trouncing the Ten Year Treasury benchmark. Fundamentals, valuation, risks, and the upside remain compelling, although potential downside catalysts are noteworthy. Nonetheless, Williams-Sonoma is a quality enterprise whose current stock price appears at a reasonable level.
Does Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?
Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of falling...
|WSM||US Specialty Retail||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WSM exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSM exceeded the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.
|WSM Average Weekly Movement||5.6%|
|Specialty Retail Industry Average Movement||7.5%|
|Market Average Movement||6.7%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.6%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
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.
About the Company
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, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams Sonoma brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams Sonoma Home brand; and furniture, bedding, lighting, rugs, table essentials, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand. The company also provides home decor products under the West Elm brand; kids' furniture and accessories, such as bedding, bath accessories, cribs, classic toys, and luggage and lunch bags under the Pottery Barn Kids brand; and a line of furniture and accessories for teen bedrooms, study and lounge spaces, and college dorm rooms under the Pottery Barn Teen brand.
Williams-Sonoma Fundamentals Summary
|WSM fundamental statistics|
Is WSM overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WSM income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$4.57b|
Last Reported Earnings
Oct 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||14.15|
|Net Profit Margin||12.84%|
How did WSM perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.0%Current Dividend Yield
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 ($142.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($233.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WSM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WSM is poor value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (7.9x).
PE vs Market: WSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US market (16.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WSM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.7x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (2.5x).
How is Williams-Sonoma forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WSM's forecast earnings growth (4.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WSM's earnings (4.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WSM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WSM's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WSM's revenue (4.4% 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 very high in 3 years time (43.6%).
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 (12.8%) are higher than last year (8.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSM's earnings have grown significantly by 27.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WSM's earnings growth over the past year (92.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (27.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WSM earnings growth over the past year (92.5%) underperformed the Specialty Retail industry 151.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSM's Return on Equity (66.9%) is considered outstanding.
How is Williams-Sonoma's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($2.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($2.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSM is debt free.
Reducing Debt: WSM has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 10.5%.
Debt Coverage: WSM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: WSM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Williams-Sonoma current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.99%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.36%).
High Dividend: WSM's dividend (1.99%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WSM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WSM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.6%), WSM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WSM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Laura Alber (52 yo)
Ms. Laura J. Alber serves as Director at salesforce.com, inc. since November 30, 2021. She has been the Chief Executive Officer at Williams-sonoma Inc. since May 26, 2010 and has been its President since J...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Laura's total compensation ($USD24.13M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.42M).
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 (8.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WSM's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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 employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- Ticker: WSM
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1956
- Industry: Homefurnishing Retail
- Sector: Retail
- Implied Market Cap: US$10.402b
- Shares outstanding: 72.95m
- Website: https://www.williams-sonomainc.com
Number of Employees
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
- 3250 Van Ness Avenue
- San Francisco
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/21 23:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
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