Pool Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:POOL)

About Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)

Pool Corporation logoPool Corporation is a distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. The Company is a distributor of irrigation and landscape products in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 344 sales centers in North America, Europe, South America and Australia, through its four distribution networks, including SCP Distributors (SCP), Superior Pool Products (Superior), Horizon Distributors (Horizon) and National Pool Tile (NPT). The Company's customers include swimming pool remodelers and builders; specialty retailers that sell swimming pool supplies; swimming pool repair and service businesses; irrigation construction and landscape maintenance contractors, and golf courses and other commercial customers. Its products include pool equipment and components for pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools, and irrigation and landscape products. Its products also include other pool construction and recreational products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Leisure Products Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Distributors
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:POOL
  • CUSIP: 73278L10
  • Web: www.poolcorp.com
  • Market Cap: $4.99 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 41,223,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $108.40
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $113.92
  • 52 Week Range: $90.51 - $124.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.40
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.47
  • P/E Growth: 1.93
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.67 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.87
  • Book Value: $7.34 per share
  • Price / Book: 16.48
  • Annual Dividend: $1.48
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
  • EBITDA: $292.93 million
  • Net Margins: 6.19%
  • Return on Equity: 69.28%
  • Return on Assets: 13.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.64%
  • Current Ratio: 2.61%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
  • Average Volume: 330,251 shs.
  • Beta: 0.92
  • Short Ratio: 2.92

Frequently Asked Questions for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)

What is Pool Corporation's stock symbol?

Pool Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "POOL."

How often does Pool Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Pool Corporation?

Pool Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $0.37 per share on Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. View Pool Corporation's Dividend History.

How will Pool Corporation's stock buyback program work?

Pool Corporation announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Pool Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 19th. The company reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $743.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $727.95 million. Pool Corporation had a return on equity of 69.28% and a net margin of 6.19%. Pool Corporation's revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.03 earnings per share. View Pool Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Pool Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Pool Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Pool Corporation.

What guidance has Pool Corporation issued on next quarter's earnings?

Pool Corporation updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.01-4.11 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.06.

Where is Pool Corporation's stock going? Where will Pool Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Pool Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $128.00 to $131.00. On average, they expect Pool Corporation's stock price to reach $130.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Pool Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Pool Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Pool Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Pool Corp.’s shares outperformed the industry in the last one year. The company’s second-quarter 2017 earnings of $2.21 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.3% but rose 11.6% year over year (y/y) on higher revenues. Net sales of $988.2 million outpaced estimates by 0.6% and surged 8% y/y, mainly driven by a 7% growth in base business sales. Moreover, ongoing recovery in the remodel and replacement sectors of its business, and consistent market share gains bolstered results. Pool is expected to continue gaining in the near term due to favorable trends in the housing market and consumer discretionary spending. Given the non-discretionary nature of majority of its Blue Business products, continued growth of the installed base and Pool’s leading market position, we expect consistent sales growth. Yet, seasonality of its business along with macroeconomic headwinds owing to its large global presence raises concern." (7/25/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "With scale, and as a value-added distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related outdoor leisure products, we view shares of Pool Corporation (POOL) as a core holding for mid-capitalization portfolios. Furthermore, POOL's market share and scale lends itself to relative advantages operationally and in purchasing efficiencies; we believe POOL can grow EPS in the range of 15-18% over the mid-term. With low cap-ex reinvestment rates, management converts over 100% of net income to cash flow from operations, thereby funding a disciplined acquisition strategy and providing consistent returns to shareholders via growing dividend and share repurchases." (2/14/2017)

Are investors shorting Pool Corporation?

Pool Corporation saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,124,125 shares, an increase of 42.9% from the August 31st total of 1,486,265 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 307,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.9 days. Currently, 5.4% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who are some of Pool Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Pool Corporation's key executives?

Pool Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Manuel J. Perez De La Mesa, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Mark W. Joslin, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Peter D. Arvan, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Melanie M. Housey Hart, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller
  • A. David Cook, Group Vice President
  • Kenneth G. St. Romain, Group Vice President
  • Jennifer M. Neil, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • John E. Stokely, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Andrew W. Code, Independent Director
  • Timothy M. Graven, Independent Director

Who owns Pool Corporation stock?

Pool Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (1.63%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.66%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.34%), Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.33%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.00%). Company insiders that own Pool Corporation stock include Andrew W Code, Arthur D Cook, De La Mesa Manuel J Perez, Harlan F Seymour, Hart Melanie Housey, Jennifer M Neil, John E Stokely, Mark W Joslin, Robert C Sledd, Romain Kenneth G St, Timothy M Graven and Wilson B Sexton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Pool Corporation.

Who sold Pool Corporation stock? Who is selling Pool Corporation stock?

Pool Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Fisher Asset Management LLC and State Treasurer State of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold Pool Corporation stock in the last year include De La Mesa Manuel J Perez, Hart Melanie Housey, Mark W Joslin, Romain Kenneth G St and Wilson B Sexton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pool Corporation.

Who bought Pool Corporation stock? Who is buying Pool Corporation stock?

Pool Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Pool Corporation.

How do I buy Pool Corporation stock?

Shares of Pool Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Pool Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Pool Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $120.96.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ POOL)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  152 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  171 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  323
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Pool Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $130.00 (7.47% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Price Target History for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/20/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$125.00 -> $131.00N/AView Rating Details
9/15/2017SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$119.00 -> $131.00HighView Rating Details
7/24/2017Johnson RiceUpgradeAccumulate -> BuyLowView Rating Details
4/7/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$128.00LowView Rating Details
3/30/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$94.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2016StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$88.00 -> $84.00N/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016William BlairReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Earnings by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ POOL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/19/2017Q3 2017$1.14$1.16$727.95 million$743.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2017Q2 2017$2.24$2.21$988.16 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2017Q1 2017$0.40$0.52$546.44 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.06$0.06$427.54 million$445.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$1.01$1.03$693.02 million$691.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$1.93$1.98$904.82 million$918.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.25$0.38$482.67 million$515.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415($0.01)$0.06$397.39 million$415.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.87$0.90$651.28 million$645.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$1.79$1.75$903.55 million$851.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.14$0.19$436.66 million$450.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414($0.08)($0.05)$367.99 million$376.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q314$0.78$0.78$621.40 million$615.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$1.62$1.61$855.98 million$848.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2014Q114$0.10$0.09$397.30 million$406.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413($0.11)($0.11)$327.50 million$340.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/17/2013Q313$0.72$0.68$569.68 million$578.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/18/2013Q2 2013$1.40$1.39$775.23 million$790.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2013Q1 2013$0.05$0.07$366.21 million$370.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012($0.19)($0.17)$286.59 million$306.82 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2012$0.56$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2012$1.35$1.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2012$0.01$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012($0.22)($0.21)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2011$0.48$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2011$1.15$1.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011($0.08)($0.01)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011($0.24)($0.24)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.99
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.52
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.39$0.41$0.40
Q2 20173$2.19$2.27$2.23
Q3 20173$1.13$1.20$1.16
Q4 20173$0.15$0.24$0.19
Q1 20182$0.46$0.52$0.49
Q2 20183$2.40$2.43$2.41
Q3 20183$1.29$1.33$1.31
Q4 20182$0.24$0.38$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Most Recent Dividend:8/23/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.48
Dividend Yield:1.22%
Payout Ratio:37.47% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.45% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
31.16% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ POOL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.14%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell12,372$122.12$1,510,868.64View SEC Filing  
4/25/2017Hart Melanie HouseyInsiderSell3,000$119.14$357,420.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2017Wilson B SextonChairmanSell50,000$119.06$5,953,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/27/2017Wilson B SextonChairmanSell16,080$118.89$1,911,751.20View SEC Filing  
3/17/2017De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell30,000$119.99$3,599,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017Mark W JoslinInsiderSell1,932$117.25$226,527.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell8,500$116.01$986,085.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Romain Kenneth G StInsiderSell25,000$114.98$2,874,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell21,500$116.79$2,510,985.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Hart Melanie HouseyInsiderSell2,000$102.31$204,620.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Arthur D CookInsiderSell18,000$102.18$1,839,240.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Mark W JoslinInsiderSell7,500$100.85$756,375.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell30,000$100.70$3,021,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2016Harlan F SeymourDirectorSell14,118$100.77$1,422,670.86View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Arthur D CookVPSell20,454$88.00$1,799,952.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Romain Kenneth G StVPSell22,000$89.19$1,962,180.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Jennifer M NeilGeneral CounselSell4,648$89.21$414,648.08View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Robert C SleddDirectorSell18,045$81.31$1,467,238.95View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Timothy M GravenDirectorBuy1,000$79.60$79,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2015Arthur D. CookVPSell18,000$83.00$1,494,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Wilson B SextonChairmanSell17,039$81.96$1,396,516.44View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Wilson B SextonChairmanSell27,776$81.96$2,276,520.96View SEC Filing  
11/23/2015Wilson B SextonChairmanSell80,185$82.02$6,576,773.70View SEC Filing  
11/17/2015John E. StokelyDirectorSell2,600$81.25$211,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015John E. StokelyDirectorSell20,018$81.39$1,629,265.02View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015Arthur D CookVPSell20,689$82.48$1,706,428.72View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Andrew W. CodeDirectorSell14,118$83.71$1,181,817.78View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Mark W. JoslinCFOSell6,584$82.00$539,888.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Arthur D CookVPSell1,005$82.00$82,410.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Mark W. JoslinCFOSell369$82.00$30,258.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015De La Mesa Manuel J. PerezCEOSell18,356$81.74$1,500,419.44View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015De La Mesa Manuel J. PerezCEOSell41,644$81.30$3,385,657.20View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Robert C. SleddDirectorSell14,118$81.18$1,146,099.24View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015De La Mesa Manuel J. PerezCEOSell20,000$81.20$1,624,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Robert C SleddDirectorSell15,000$80.98$1,214,700.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015George T HaymakerDirectorSell7,000$70.80$495,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2015Robert C SleddDirectorSell8,500$71.40$606,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Jennifer M NeilGeneral CounselSell5,000$66.18$330,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015Andrew W CodeDirectorSell19,347$69.83$1,351,001.01View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Melanie HouseyInsiderSell5,000$69.33$346,650.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Wilson B SextonChairmanSell20,000$64.03$1,280,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/26/2014Robert C SleddDirectorSell1,000$63.07$63,070.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014James J GaffneyDirectorSell4,000$61.19$244,760.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014James J GaffneyDirectorSell4,500$60.48$272,160.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014Stephen C NelsonVPSell9,000$59.30$533,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014George T HaymakerDirectorSell5,000$57.81$289,050.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell60,000$58.53$3,511,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Robert C SleddDirectorSell2,400$56.95$136,680.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Mark W JoslinCFOSell7,992$55.40$442,756.80View SEC Filing  
6/24/2014George T HaymakerDirectorSell2,500$57.13$142,825.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014James GaffneyDirectorSell2,517$59.00$148,503.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell20,358$55.49$1,129,665.42View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013De La Mesa Manuel J PerezCEOSell29,642$55.20$1,636,238.40View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Stephen C NelsonVPSell6,000$55.08$330,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Arthur D CookVPSell7,500$54.30$407,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013De La Mesa Manuel PerezCEOSell25,000$54.40$1,360,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Arthur D CookVPSell8,663$53.00$459,139.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Robert C SleddDirectorSell12,750$52.99$675,622.50View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013John E StokelyDirectorSell3,231$52.95$171,081.45View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013Mark W JoslinCFOSell11,250$52.86$594,675.00View SEC Filing  
7/22/2013Romain Kenneth G StVPSell25,000$52.58$1,314,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/25/2013James J GaffneyDirectorSell6,000$52.11$312,660.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013James J GaffneyDirectorSell9,981$50.74$506,435.94View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Jennifer M NeilGeneral CounselSell13,698$50.64$693,666.72View SEC Filing  
12/26/2012Harlan F SeymourDirectorSell14,534$41.56$604,033.04View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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