Earnings Report: Here’s what to expect from Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM)

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Earnings results for Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 08/26/2020 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Jul 2020. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 11 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.93. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.87.

Williams-Sonoma last issued its quarterly earnings data on May 28th, 2020. The specialty retailer reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.70. The firm earned $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. Its revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Williams-Sonoma has generated $4.84 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.3. Williams-Sonoma has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.

Analyst Opinion on Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM)

22 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Williams-Sonoma in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $80.32, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 15.78%. The high price target for WSM is $110.00 and the low price target for WSM is $40.00. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 12 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

Williams-Sonoma has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 2.18, and is based on 7 buy ratings, 12 hold ratings, and 3 sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $80.32, Williams-Sonoma has a forecasted downside of 15.8% from its current price of $95.36. Williams-Sonoma has been the subject of 12 research reports in the past 90 days, demonstrating strong analyst interest in this stock.

Dividend Strength: Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM)

Williams-Sonoma pays a meaningful dividend of 1.93%, higher than the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Williams-Sonoma has been increasing its dividend for 7 years. The dividend payout ratio of Williams-Sonoma is 39.67%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Williams-Sonoma will have a dividend payout ratio of 38.17% next year. This indicates that Williams-Sonoma will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM)

In the past three months, Williams-Sonoma insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $10,741,328.00 in company stock. Only 1.50% of the stock of Williams-Sonoma is held by insiders. 99.52% of the stock of Williams-Sonoma is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Williams-Sonoma Stock Forecast, Price & News (NYSE:WSM

Earnings for Williams-Sonoma are expected to grow by 7.48% in the coming year, from $4.68 to $5.03 per share. The P/E ratio of Williams-Sonoma is 22.28, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 18.60. The P/E ratio of Williams-Sonoma is 22.28, which means that it is trading at a less expensive P/E ratio than the Retail/Wholesale sector average P/E ratio of about 34.02. Williams-Sonoma has a PEG Ratio of 2.12. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Williams-Sonoma has a P/B Ratio of 5.98. P/B Ratios above 3 indicate that a company could be overvalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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