Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home.
No risks detected for WSM from our risk checks.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: WSM exceeded the US Specialty Retail industry which returned 17.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WSM exceeded the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Williams-Sonoma's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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 ($74.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($101.29)
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 (16.9x) compared to the Specialty Retail industry average (16.7x).
PE vs Market: WSM is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US market (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WSM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WSM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.1x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (1.5x).
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 (6.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: WSM's earnings (6.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WSM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WSM's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WSM's revenue (3.3% 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 (31.4%)
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 (5.9%) are higher than last year (5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WSM's earnings have grown by 1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WSM's earnings growth over the past year (24.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WSM earnings growth over the past year (24.3%) exceeded the Specialty Retail industry 5.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WSM's Return on Equity (30.5%) is considered high.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Williams-Sonoma's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: WSM's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WSM's debt to equity ratio (35.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WSM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 7.9% to 35.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WSM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (124.2%).
Interest Coverage: WSM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (51.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: WSM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WSM's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 4.2x debt).
What is Williams-Sonoma's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: WSM's dividend (2.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: WSM's dividend (2.59%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WSM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WSM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (42.6%), WSM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WSM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Laura Alber (50yo)
Ms. Laura J. Alber has been the Chief Executive Officer at Williams-sonoma Inc. since May 26, 2010 and has been its President since July 2006. Ms. Alber served as the President of Pottery Barn Brands, a su ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Laura's total compensation ($USD27.25M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Laura's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||7.6yrs||US$4.08m||0.042% $2.4m|
|President of Pottery Barn Brand||0yrs||US$4.67m||0.022% $1.3m|
|President of West Elm Brand||0yrs||US$4.25m||0.012% $713.9k|
|Executive VP & COO||5.6yrs||US$1.46m||no data|
|Senior VP of Corporate Finance & Treasurer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Technology Officer||2yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||9.1yrs||no data||0.039% $2.2m|
|Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer||5.6yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WSM's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.6 years average tenure).
|Independent Chairman||9.8yrs||US$730.41k||0.084% $4.8m|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$246.01k||0.0080% $458.2k|
|Independent Director||1.3yrs||US$118.47k||0.0022% $127.3k|
|Independent Director||5.1yrs||US$299.86k||0.014% $807.9k|
|Independent Director||0.8yrs||no data||0.013% $771.2k|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$249.13k||0.0080% $458.2k|
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 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$5.734b
- Shares outstanding: 77.47m
- 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 a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. The company operates through two segments, E-commerce and Retail. 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, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand. The company also provides home decor products under the West Elm brand; products designed for creating spaces where children could play, laugh, learn, and grow under the Pottery Barn Kids brand; and line of furniture, bedding, lighting, decorative accents, and others for teen bedrooms, dorm rooms, study spaces, and lounges under the PBteen brand. In addition, it offers a range of assortments of lighting, hardware, furniture, and home décor inspired by history under the Rejuvenation brand; and women’s and men’s accessories, small leather goods, jewelry, key item apparel, paper, entertaining and bar, home décor, and seasonal items under the Mark and Graham brand. The company markets its products through e-commerce Websites, direct mail catalogs, and retail stores. As of February 3, 2019, it operated 625 stores comprising 579 stores in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 24 stores in Canada; 19 stores in Australia; and 3 store in the United Kingdom, as well as 108 franchised stores, as well as e-commerce Websites in various countries in the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico, and South Korea. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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