Stock in Focus: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

Company Profile:

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. As of January 28, 2018, the company operated 631 stores comprising 586 stores in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 24 stores in Canada; 19 stores in Australia; and 2 store in the United Kingdom, as well as 93 franchised stores and/or e-commerce Websites in various countries in the Middle East, the Philippines, and Mexico. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Recent News:

For the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2018, Williams-Sonoma’s net revenues grew 6.2% to $1.68 billion compared to $1.58 billion in Q4 2016. For the full fiscal year 2017, Williams-Sonoma’s net revenues increased 4.1% to $5.29 billion compared to $5.08 billion in FY16.

On March 14, 2018, the company announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a 10% increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend to $0.43 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on May 25, 2018, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 27, 2018.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

WSM’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitablity, robust solvency and better efficiency compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic Oscillator. RSI(14) stands at 49.62 with positive bias. We rate Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) a STRONG BUY.

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