WSO Watsco Inc.

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  • WSO
  • Price as of: Sep 30, 06:40 PM EDT
  • $140.90
  • +$0.79
  • +0.6%
  • Industry
  • Electronics wholesale
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WSO Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.41% Services Average NA%
  • Annualized Payout
    $3.40 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    64.0% EPS $5.31
  • Dividend Growth
    2 yrs Since 2014
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WSO Upcoming Dividend Payouts

WSO has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.
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Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for WSO

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Metric WSO Rank WSO Avg Ranking Notes
Relative Strength 1 year return is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is better than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Dividends are above average, growing as per Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Earnings Growth EPS growth is at par with Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

WSO Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
4.1% 40.0% 2 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

WSO Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.8000 2015 40.0%
$2.0000 2014 73.9%
Historical Dividend Data

WSO Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.8500 2016-07-01 2016-07-13 2016-07-15 2016-07-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.8500 2016-04-01 2016-04-13 2016-04-15 2016-04-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.8500 2016-01-04 2016-01-13 2016-01-15 2016-01-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2015-10-01 2015-10-13 2015-10-15 2015-10-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2015-07-01 2015-07-13 2015-07-15 2015-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2015-04-01 2015-04-13 2015-04-15 2015-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2015-01-06 2015-01-16 2015-01-21 2015-01-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2014-10-01 2014-10-10 2014-10-15 2014-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2014-07-01 2014-07-11 2014-07-15 2014-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2014-04-01 2014-04-11 2014-04-15 2014-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2014-01-02 2014-01-13 2014-01-15 2014-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2013-10-02 2013-10-10 2013-10-15 2013-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-07-01 2013-07-11 2013-07-15 2013-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-04-01 2013-04-11 2013-04-15 2013-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-01-11 2013-01-23 2013-01-25 2013-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6200 2012-10-01 2012-10-11 2012-10-15 2012-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$5.0000 2012-10-01 2012-10-11 2012-10-15 2012-10-31 Yes Special N/A
$0.6200 2012-07-02 2012-07-12 2012-07-16 2012-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6200 2012-04-02 2012-04-12 2012-04-16 2012-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.6200 2012-01-03 2012-01-11 2012-01-13 2012-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2011-10-03 2011-10-12 2011-10-14 2011-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2011-07-01 2011-07-13 2011-07-15 2011-07-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2011-04-01 2011-04-13 2011-04-15 2011-04-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2011-01-03 2011-01-12 2011-01-14 2011-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2010-10-01 2010-10-13 2010-10-15 2010-10-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2010-07-01 2010-07-13 2010-07-15 2010-07-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2010-04-01 2010-04-13 2010-04-15 2010-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2010-01-04 2010-01-13 2010-01-15 2010-01-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2009-10-01 2009-10-13 2009-10-15 2009-10-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2009-07-01 2009-07-13 2009-07-15 2009-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4800 2009-04-02 2009-04-13 2009-04-15 2009-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2009-01-05 2009-01-13 2009-01-15 2009-01-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2008-10-01 2008-10-10 2008-10-15 2008-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2008-07-01 2008-07-11 2008-07-15 2008-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2008-04-01 2008-04-11 2008-04-15 2008-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2008-01-02 2008-01-11 2008-01-15 2008-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2007-10-01 2007-10-11 2007-10-15 2007-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3300 2007-07-02 2007-07-11 2007-07-13 2007-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3300 2007-02-28 2007-04-11 2007-04-13 2007-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2007-01-03 2007-01-10 2007-01-15 2007-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2006-10-02 2006-10-11 2006-10-13 2006-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2006-07-03 2006-07-12 2006-07-14 2006-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2006-04-03 2006-04-11 2006-04-14 2006-04-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2006-01-03 2006-01-11 2006-01-13 2006-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2005-10-03 2005-10-12 2005-10-14 2005-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2005-07-01 2005-07-13 2005-07-15 2005-07-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2005-04-01 2005-04-13 2005-04-15 2005-04-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1400 2005-01-05 2005-01-12 2005-01-14 2005-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-10-01 2004-10-13 2004-10-15 2004-11-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-07-01 2004-07-13 2004-07-15 2004-08-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-02-19 2004-04-13 2004-04-15 2004-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2004-01-05 2004-01-13 2004-01-15 2004-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2003-10-01 2003-10-10 2003-10-15 2003-10-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2003-07-02 2003-07-11 2003-07-15 2003-07-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2003-04-02 2003-04-11 2003-04-15 2003-04-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0400 2003-01-07 2003-01-13 2003-01-15 2003-01-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2002-10-02 2002-10-10 2002-10-15 2002-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2002-07-01 2002-07-11 2002-07-15 2002-07-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0300 2002-03-07 2002-04-11 2002-04-15 2002-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2002-01-02 2002-01-10 2002-01-14 2002-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2001-10-01 2001-10-11 2001-10-15 2001-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2001-07-03 2001-07-11 2001-07-13 2001-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2001-04-04 2001-04-11 2001-04-16 2001-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2001-01-04 2001-01-10 2001-01-15 2001-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2000-10-06 2000-10-12 2000-10-16 2000-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2000-07-03 2000-07-12 2000-07-14 2000-07-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2000-04-03 2000-04-12 2000-04-14 2000-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 2000-01-07 2000-01-12 2000-01-15 2000-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 1999-10-01 1999-10-13 1999-10-15 1999-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 1999-07-01 1999-07-13 1999-07-15 1999-07-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 1999-04-05 1999-04-13 1999-04-15 1999-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 1999-01-06 1999-01-13 1999-01-15 1999-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0250 1998-10-08 1998-10-13 1998-10-15 1998-10-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1998-07-16 1998-08-17 1998-07-31 1998-08-14 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0233 1998-07-02 1998-07-13 1998-07-15 1998-07-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1998-04-03 1998-04-13 1998-04-15 1998-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1998-01-05 1998-01-13 1998-01-15 1998-01-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1997-10-03 1997-10-10 1997-10-15 1997-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1997-07-03 1997-07-11 1997-07-15 1997-07-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1997-04-02 1997-04-11 1997-04-15 1997-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1997-01-06 1997-01-13 1997-01-15 1997-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0233 1996-10-03 1996-10-10 1996-10-15 1996-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0156 1996-07-02 1996-07-11 1996-07-15 1996-07-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1996-05-20 1996-06-17 1996-05-31 1996-06-14 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0222 1996-04-08 1996-04-11 1996-04-15 1996-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0222 1996-01-09 1996-01-17 1996-01-19 1996-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0148 1995-10-03 1995-10-12 1995-10-16 1995-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0148 1995-07-03 1995-07-12 1995-07-14 1995-07-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-2 1995-04-18 1995-05-16 1995-04-28 1995-05-15 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0193 1995-04-03 1995-04-10 1995-04-17 1995-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0193 1995-01-06 1995-01-09 1995-01-16 1995-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0193 1994-10-07 1994-10-11 1994-10-17 1994-10-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0193 1994-07-01 1994-07-11 1994-07-15 1994-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0193 1994-04-05 1994-04-11 1994-04-15 1994-04-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 1994-01-05 1994-01-10 1994-01-15 1994-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 1993-10-05 1993-10-08 1993-10-15 1993-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 1993-07-01 1993-07-09 1993-07-15 1993-07-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 1993-04-01 1993-04-08 1993-04-15 1993-04-30 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0178 1993-01-06 1993-01-11 1993-01-15 1993-01-31 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

WSO Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Services

Watsco- (WSO)-distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment, as well as related parts and supplies in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it operated from 434 locations in 34 states serving approximately 40,000 contractors and dealers who service the replacement and new construction markets. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida.

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Watsco Inc. News

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  • Watsco Q3 Profit Rises, But Misses Estimates; Lowers Fiscal 2013 Outlook (WSO)

    Watsco Inc (WSO) , an air conditioning and heating company, reported early on Wednesday that its third quarter income increased 11% on 6% higher revenues. However, the company missed Wall Street analysts' estimates. The Coconut Grove, Florida-based company posted a third quarter net income of $45.6 million, or $1.32 per share, up from the $41 million, or $1.19 per share, earned in the same period a year ago. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, Watsco was expected to earn $1.43 per share in the quarter. The company's revenues advanced by 6% to $1.1 billion in the third quarter, up from the $1.02 billion in revenues posted in the same period in 2012. On average, analysts were expecting the company to see $1.11 billion in revenues in the quarter. Looking forward, the company now expects to earn between $3.65 and $3.70 per share in fiscal 2013, versus the previous outlook of $3.65 to $3.80 per share. Analysts expect the company to earn $3.78 per share for the year. Watsco shares were down $3.95, or 4.19%, during early morning trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 22.68% year-to-date.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Watsco (WSO) offer a dividend yield of 1.70% based on Tuesday's closing price of $94.38 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.60 per share. Watsco Inc (WSO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Watsco Inc. Boosts Quarterly Dividend by 60%; Now Offers a 1.7% Yield (WSO)

    Watsco Inc (WSO) , a distributor of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment, announced early on Wednesday that it is raising its quarterly dividend payout by 60%. The company will now pay a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, up from the previous payout of 25 cents per share. This dividend will be paid on October 31 to shareholders of record on October 15, with an ex-dividend date of October 10. Albert H. Nahmad, Watsco's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer stated, "Our philosophy of sharing cash flow through dividends continues. As we have stated many times in the past, our goal over the long-term is to pay increasing dividends while maintaining a conservative balance sheet with capacity to make investments in our business and build our network. We will consider future increases in light of such investment opportunities, cash flow, general economic conditions and our overall financial condition.” Watsco shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 25.49% year-to-date.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Watsco (WSO) now offer a dividend yield of 1.70% based on Tuesday's closing price of $93.99 and the company's updated annualized dividend payout of $1.60 per share. Watsco Inc (WSO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Goldman Sachs Resumes Coverage on Watsco at "Neutral" (WSO)

    Goldman Sachs reported on Tuesday that it has resumed coverage on Watsco Inc (WSO) . The firm resumed coverage on WSO with a "Neutral" rating and $98 price target. This price target suggests a 4% increase from the stock's current price of $94.27. Analyst Samuel H. Eisner commented: "In our view, WSO is a leader in cash generation and has effectively rewarded shareholders through a long-term emphasis on dividends." "At this point, we believe the shares are fairly valued given a modest resi replacement HVAC tailwind and modest profitability. Going forward, we believe that increased clarity on internal initiatives and higher dividends would make us more constructive." Watsco shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 26% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Watsco Inc (WSO) have a 1.06% yield based on Monday's closing price of $94.27. Watsco Inc (WSO) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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