Watts Water Technologies Inc Digging Up the Details on (NYSE:WTS)

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Earnings results for Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS)

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 05/06/2020 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2020. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.86. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.94.

Watts Water Technologies last posted its quarterly earnings data on February 10th, 2020. The technology company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $400.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $396.98 million. Its revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Watts Water Technologies has generated $4.07 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.5. Watts Water Technologies has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. Watts Water Technologies will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, May 6th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

Analyst Opinion on Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS)

4 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Watts Water Technologies in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $103.09, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 25.15%. The high price target for WTS is $120.00 and the low price target for WTS is $93.26. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

Watts Water Technologies has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 2.25, and is based on 1 buy rating, 3 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $103.09, Watts Water Technologies has a potential upside of 25.2% from its current price of $82.37. Watts Water Technologies has only been the subject of 3 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS)

Watts Water Technologies is a leading dividend payer. It pays a dividend yield of 1.16%, putting its dividend yield in the top 25% of dividend-paying stocks. Watts Water Technologies has been increasing its dividend for 7 years. The dividend payout ratio of Watts Water Technologies is 22.60 %. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Watts Water Technologies will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.33 % next year. This indicates that Watts Water Technologies will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS)

In the past three months, Watts Water Technologies insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $107,055.00 in company stock. Only 1.10% of the stock of Watts Water Technologies is held by insiders. 75.12% of the stock of Watts Water Technologies is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS

Earnings for Watts Water Technologies are expected to grow by 10.46% in the coming year, from $3.73 to $4.12 per share. The P/E ratio of Watts Water Technologies is 21.45, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 12.79. The P/E ratio of Watts Water Technologies is 21.45, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Computer and Technology sector average P/E ratio of about 35.82. Watts Water Technologies has a PEG Ratio of 2.61. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Watts Water Technologies has a P/B Ratio of 2.85. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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