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Williams-Sonoma, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Williams-Sonoma shares (WSM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Williams-Sonoma employs 11,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Williams-Sonoma's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$105, which is 29.84% up on its pre-crash value of USD$73.67 and 303.69% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$26.01.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Williams-Sonoma shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$530.96 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,496.25.
|Latest market close||USD$105|
|52-week range||USD$26.01 - USD$107.09|
|50-day moving average||USD$92.2169|
|200-day moving average||USD$79.6762|
|Wall St. target price||USD$94.19|
|Dividend yield||USD$2.12 (2.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$5.208|
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|1 week (2020-10-22)||7.52%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||17.65%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||22.66%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||60.60%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||53.02%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||85.38%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||100.31%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||43.70%|
Valuing Williams-Sonoma stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Williams-Sonoma's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Williams-Sonoma's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Williams-Sonoma shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Williams-Sonoma's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0061. 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 Williams-Sonoma's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Williams-Sonoma's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$763.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Williams-Sonoma's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.58%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||33.47%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$8.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.6 million Williams-Sonoma shares held short by investors – that's known as Williams-Sonoma's "short interest". This figure is 16% up from 5.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Williams-Sonoma shares can be evaluated.
Williams-Sonoma's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Williams-Sonoma shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Williams-Sonoma shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Williams-Sonoma's SIR currently stands at 5.57. In other words for every 100,000 Williams-Sonoma shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5570 shares are currently held short.
However Williams-Sonoma's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Williams-Sonoma shares, or, against the total number of tradable Williams-Sonoma shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Williams-Sonoma's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Williams-Sonoma shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0956% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Williams-Sonoma shares, roughly 96 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Williams-Sonoma.
Find out more about how you can short Williams-Sonoma stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 30.03% of net profits
Recently Williams-Sonoma has paid out, on average, around 30.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Williams-Sonoma shareholders could enjoy a 2.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Williams-Sonoma's case, that would currently equate to about $2.12 per share.
While Williams-Sonoma's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Williams-Sonoma may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Williams-Sonoma's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Williams-Sonoma's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 May 2002. 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 Williams-Sonoma shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Williams-Sonoma shares which in turn could have impacted Williams-Sonoma's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Williams-Sonoma's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.01 up to $107.09. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Williams-Sonoma's is 1.6023. This would suggest that Williams-Sonoma's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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, 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 childhood memories by decorating nurseries, bedrooms, and play 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 Pottery Barn Teen 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 2, 2020, it operated 614 stores comprising 572 stores in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 20 stores in Canada; 19 stores in Australia; 3 stores in the United Kingdom; and 129 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.
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