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How to buy WD-40 Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in WD-40 Company stock.

WD-40 Company is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. WD-40 Company shares (WDFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WD-40 Company employs 583 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $509 million.

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WD-40 Company stock price (NASDAQ: WDFC)

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WD-40 Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-19.
Latest market close$173.37
52-week range$144.45 - $232.44
50-day moving average $166.86
200-day moving average $179.35
Wall St. target price$156.67
PE ratio 37.0284
Dividend yield $3.17 (1.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.58

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Is it a good time to buy WD-40 Company stock?

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WD-40 Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $173.37 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) -1.89%
1 month (2022-12-27) 7.75%
3 months (2022-10-27) 10.65%
6 months (2022-07-27) -1.44%
1 year (2022-01-27) -21.48%
2 years (2021-01-27) -45.82%
3 years (2020-01-27) 187.69
5 years (2018-01-26) 35.45%

Is WD-40 Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing WD-40 Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WD-40 Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

WD-40 Company's P/E ratio

WD-40 Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, WD-40 Company shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

WD-40 Company's PEG ratio

WD-40 Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.35. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into WD-40 Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WD-40 Company's EBITDA

WD-40 Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $90.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a WD-40 Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

WD-40 Company financials

Revenue TTM $509 million
Operating margin TTM 16.1%
Gross profit TTM $254.8 million
Return on assets TTM 11.87%
Return on equity TTM 32.21%
Profit margin 12.33%
Book value $14.08
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

WD-40 Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 69.21% of net profits

Recently WD-40 Company has paid out, on average, around 69.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WD-40 Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WD-40 Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.17 per share.

WD-40 Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

WD-40 Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have WD-40 Company's shares ever split?

WD-40 Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 July 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WD-40 Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WD-40 Company shares which in turn could have impacted WD-40 Company's share price.

WD-40 Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WD-40 Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $144.4489 up to $232.4437. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while WD-40 Company's is -0.2086. This would suggest that WD-40 Company's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, WD-40 Company has bucked the trend.

WD-40 Company overview

WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and the Asia Pacific. The company provides multi-purpose maintenance products that include aerosol sprays, non-aerosol trigger sprays, and in liquid-bulk form products under the WD-40 Multi-Use brand name; and specialty maintenance products, such as penetrants, degreasers, corrosion inhibitors, greases, lubricants, and rust removers under the WD-40 Specialist brand, as well as various products under the WD-40 Bike brand name. It also offers multi-purpose and specialty drip oils, and spray lubricant products, as well as other specialty maintenance products under the 3-IN-ONE brand name; and professional spray maintenance products and lubricants for the bike market under the GT85 brand name. In addition, the company provides automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the 2000 Flushes brand name; aerosol and liquid trigger carpet stain and odor eliminators under the Spot Shot brand; room and rug deodorizers under the Carpet Fresh brand name; carpet and household cleaners, and rug and room deodorizers under the 1001 brand; heavy-duty hand cleaner products under the Lava brand name in the United States, as well as under the Solvol brand name in Australia; and automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the X-14 brand name. It sells its products primarily through warehouse club stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets, industrial distributors and suppliers, mass retail and home center stores, value retailers, grocery stores, online retailers, farm supply, sport retailers, and independent bike dealers. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of WD-40 Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.511% of WD-40 Company shares are held by insiders and 94.425% by institutions.
How many people work for WD-40 Company?
Latest data suggests 583 work at WD-40 Company.
When does the fiscal year end for WD-40 Company?
WD-40 Company's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is WD-40 Company based?
WD-40 Company's address is: 9715 Businesspark Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States, 92131
What is WD-40 Company's ISIN number?
WD-40 Company's international securities identification number is: US9292361071
What is WD-40 Company's CUSIP number?
WD-40 Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 929236107

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