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Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Dividend Analyzer Analysis

Dividend Producers / Growers, Dividend Stock Analysis

Williams-Sonoma Dividend

(updated 7/14/2017)

The Williams-Sonoma dividend has been paid continuously since 2006 and increased for 11 consecutive years;
qualifying the company for the Dividend Contenders List.

Price: $45.31
Current Dividend: $1.56

Dividend Yield: 3.4%
Cash Dividend Payout Ratio: 38%

Market Capitalization: 3.9 B
Enterprise Value: 4.0 B


Sector: Consumer Cyclical
Industry: Specialty Retail

Williams-Sonoma Inc is a multi-channel specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Its segments include e-commerce and retail.

WSM opened its first company-owned stores in Australia in 2013 and in Mexico in 2015. More than 50% of sales is generated through direct-to-consumer channels.

Dividend Analyzer Checklist

(updated February 2017)

Dividend Safety Score (25/33 points)

Dividend Per Share (ttm): $1.46
Dividend Payout Ratio (ttm): 44%
Dividend Per Share (10 Year Growth): n/a
Cash From Operations (CFO) Per Share (ttm): $6.37
CFO Dividend Coverage (CFO / DPS): 4.4 (5/6 points)
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Per Share (ttm): $4.21
FCF Dividend Coverage (FCF / DPS): 2.9 (5/6 points)
Net Financial Debt: $50 M
Total Assets: $2453 M
Net Financial Debt / Total Assets: 2% (10/12 points)
Net Financial Debt to EBITDA (ttm): 17%
Total Liabilities to Assets Ratio (Qtr.): 53%
Piotroski Score (1-9) (TTM): (5/9 points)

Profitability & Growth Score (28/33 points)

Revenue (10 Year Growth) *CAGR > 4.14%: 3.5% (0/4 points)
EPS Basic Cont. Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: 6.3% (4/4 points)
Cash From Operations (10 Year Growth) CAGR > 4.14%: 4.6% (6/6 points)
Operating Earnings Yield (ttm): 10.8% (6/7 points)
Net Income (ttm): $302 M
Gross Profit (ttm): $1869 M
Total Assets: $2453 M
Gross Profitability Ratio = GP / Total Assets: 76% (12/12 points)
Cash Return On Invested Capital (CROIC)(tttm): 30%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC): 24%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (5 Year Median): 23%
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) (10 Year Median): 19%

Valuation Score (28/34 points)

Free Cash Flow Yield (ttm): 8.6% (9/9 points)
EV to EBIT (ttm): 9.1 (7/9 points)
EV to EBITDA (ttm): 6.7 (8/9 points)
PE10: 23.7 (4/7 points)
Price to Sales Ratio (ttm): 0.9
Price to Book Value (ttm): 3.8
Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) (ttm): 14.9

TOTAL POINTS – (81/100) (50 is an average score)

*Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
**A Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.14% = a 50% gain over 10 years.

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(updated February 2017)

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) is ranked #5 (out of 257) overall and #2 (out of 31) in the Consumer Cyclical sector by the Dividend Analyzer.

The WSM stock price is low because of the price beating the retail industry stock are taking. This above average company will most likely provide above average long term rates of return.

WSM should be considered for any dividend portfolio.

Portfolio Position Disclosures:
DVB Foundation Portfolio: None
DVB Dividend Growth: None
DVB High Income: None
Arbor Asset Allocation Model Portfolio (AAAMP): None

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