Wayfair Inc is an internet retail business based in the US. Wayfair shares (W) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wayfair employs 16,122 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$14.8 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy Wayfair stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Wayfair?
- Has coronavirus impacted Wayfair shares?
- Wayfair shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Wayfair stock a buy or sell?
- Wayfair performance over time
- Can I short Wayfair shares?
- Are Wayfair shares over-valued?
- Wayfair's financials
- How volatile are Wayfair shares?
- Does Wayfair pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Wayfair's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Wayfair's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $239.77, which is 66.58% up on its pre-crash value of $80.14 and 1,004.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $21.7.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Wayfair stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $312.31 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 $2,460.04.
Wayfair stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of W stocks over time.
Wayfair shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$239.77|
|52-week range||$221.09 - $369.00|
|50-day moving average||$263.51|
|200-day moving average||$293.13|
|Wall St. target price||$314.48|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.18|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Wayfair price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-11)||2.37%|
|1 month (2021-09-17)||-16.24%|
|3 months (2021-07-17)||-20.34%|
|6 months (2021-04-16)||-25.45%|
|1 year (2020-10-16)||-19.29%|
|2 years (2019-10-18)||119.57%|
|3 years (2018-10-18)||94.52%|
|5 years (2016-10-18)||558.35%|
Is Wayfair under- or over-valued?
Valuing Wayfair stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wayfair's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Wayfair's P/E ratio
Wayfair's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 75x. In other words, Wayfair shares trade at around 75x 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.
Wayfair's PEG ratio
Wayfair's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.0417. 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 Wayfair's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Wayfair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $682.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Wayfair's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$14.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9999999%|
|Market capitalisation||$24.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Wayfair shares
There are currently 17.5 million Wayfair shares held short by investors – that's known as Wayfair's "short interest". This figure is 7% up from 16.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wayfair shares can be evaluated.
Wayfair's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Wayfair's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wayfair shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wayfair shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Wayfair's SIR currently stands at 16.63. In other words for every 100,000 Wayfair shares traded daily on the market, roughly 16630 shares are currently held short.
However Wayfair's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wayfair shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wayfair shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wayfair's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wayfair shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.2359% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wayfair shares, roughly 236 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Wayfair.
Wayfair share dividends
We're not expecting Wayfair to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Wayfair share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Wayfair's shares have ranged in value from as little as $221.09 up to $369. 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 Wayfair's is 3.0683. This would suggest that Wayfair's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States and internationally. It provides approximately twenty-two million products for the home sector under various brands. The company offers online selections of furniture, décor, housewares, and home improvement products through its sites, including Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, Birch Lane, and Perigold brands. Wayfair Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. .
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