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How to buy Pool Corporation stock (POOL)

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Pool Corporation is an industrial distribution business based in the US. Pool Corporation shares (POOL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Pool Corporation employs 6,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.5 billion.

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Pool Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: POOL)

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Pool Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
Latest market close$328.40
52-week range$293.51 - $420.24
50-day moving average $344.64
200-day moving average $364.45
Wall St. target price$333.53
PE ratio 25.6362
Dividend yield $4.4 (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $12.81

Is it a good time to buy Pool Corporation stock?

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Pool Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $328.4 from 2024-07-12

1 week (2024-07-05) 9.55%
1 month (2024-06-13) -4.26%
3 months (2024-04-12) -13.62%
6 months (2024-01-12) -13.99%
1 year (2023-07-13) -14.18%
2 years (2022-07-12) -12.13%
3 years (2021-07-13) 470.88
5 years (2019-07-12) 80.78%

Is Pool Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Pool Corporation's P/E ratio

Pool Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Pool Corporation shares trade at around 26x 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.

Pool Corporation's PEG ratio

Pool Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.81. 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 Pool Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Pool Corporation's EBITDA

Pool Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $750.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pool Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pool Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $5.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.7%
Gross profit TTM $1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.65%
Return on equity TTM 38.46%
Profit margin 9.17%
Book value $34.99
Market Capitalization $12.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pool Corporation share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.21% of net profits

Recently Pool Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pool Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pool Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.4 per share.

While Pool Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Pool Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Pool Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 29 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pool Corporation's shares ever split?

Pool Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 12 September 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pool Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pool Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Pool Corporation's share price.

Pool Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pool Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $293.51 up to $420.242. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

POOL.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Pool Corporation's is 0.998. This would suggest that Pool Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pool Corporation overview

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; and building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for pool installations and remodeling. It also provides pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; irrigation and related products, such as irrigation system components, and professional turf care equipment and supplies; commercial products, including heaters, safety equipment, commercial decking equipment, and commercial pumps and filters. In addition, the company offers fiberglass pools, and hot tubs and packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; and other pool construction and recreational products comprising discretionary recreational and related outdoor living products, such as grills and components for outdoor kitchens. It serves swimming pool remodelers and builders; specialty retailers that sell swimming pool supplies; swimming pool repair and service businesses; irrigation construction and landscape maintenance contractors; and commercial pool operators and pool contractors. Pool Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Pool Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.968% of Pool Corporation shares are held by insiders and 104.941% by institutions.
How many people work for Pool Corporation?
Latest data suggests 6,000 work at Pool Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Pool Corporation?
Pool Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Pool Corporation based?
Pool Corporation's address is: 109 Northpark Boulevard, Covington, LA, United States, 70433-5001
What is Pool Corporation's ISIN number?
Pool Corporation's international securities identification number is: US73278L1052
What is Pool Corporation's CUSIP number?
Pool Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 784028102

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