Williams-Sonoma Company Profile (NYSE:WSM)

About Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

Williams-Sonoma logoWilliams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The Company operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments: e-commerce and retail. The e-commerce segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham, which sell its products through the Company's e-commerce Websites and direct-mail catalogs. The retail segment has various merchandising strategies, such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Rejuvenation, which sell its products through the Company's retail stores. The Company franchises its brands to third parties in a number of countries in the Middle East, the Philippines and Mexico. The Company's products are also available to customers through its catalogs and online across the world.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Home Furnishings Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: Homefurnishing Retail
  • Symbol: NYSE:WSM
  • CUSIP: 96990410
  • Web: www.williams-sonomainc.com
  • Market Cap: $4.5381 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,103,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $49.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $48.95
  • 52 Week Range: $42.68 - $56.94
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.20
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.93
  • P/E Growth: 2.53
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.14 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.88
  • Book Value: $13.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.82
  • Annual Dividend: $1.56
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: $654.97 million
  • Net Margins: 4.40%
  • Return on Equity: 17.70%
  • Return on Assets: 8.71%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.29%
  • Average Volume: 1.63 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.85
  • Short Ratio: 13.29

Frequently Asked Questions for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

What is Williams-Sonoma's stock symbol?

Williams-Sonoma trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WSM."

How often does Williams-Sonoma pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Williams-Sonoma?

Williams-Sonoma announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. View Williams-Sonoma's Dividend History.

How were Williams-Sonoma's earnings last quarter?

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.02. The company earned $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. Williams-Sonoma had a return on equity of 17.70% and a net margin of 4.40%. The business's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 EPS. View Williams-Sonoma's Earnings History.

When will Williams-Sonoma make its next earnings announcement?

Williams-Sonoma is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 15th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Williams-Sonoma.

What guidance has Williams-Sonoma issued on next quarter's earnings?

Williams-Sonoma issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.45-3.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.55. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.165-5.265 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.22 billion.Williams-Sonoma also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.80-0.87 EPS.

Where is Williams-Sonoma's stock going? Where will Williams-Sonoma's stock price be in 2017?

24 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Williams-Sonoma's stock. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Williams-Sonoma's share price to reach $51.75 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Williams-Sonoma.

What are analysts saying about Williams-Sonoma stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Williams-Sonoma stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Williams-Sonoma enjoys a competitive advantage owing to its multi-brand/multi-channel business model. The company is focused on enhancing customer experience through improved and innovative marketing techniques. Although shares of Williams-Sonoma have underperformed its industry so far this year, earnings estimates for the current quarter and the year have moved north over the last 60 days, reflecting analysts’ optimism on the stock’s prospect. However, soft retail environment and cautious consumer spending pattern raise concern." (10/13/2017)
  • 2. Instinet analysts commented, "we reiterate our cautious tone into the report. We continue to believe that the environment in 4Q was very challenging... After a choppy 2016, we suspect that WEM was not immune to the widespread volatility and pressure traffic trends seen at retail in the Holiday period." (3/14/2017)
  • 3. Wedbush analysts commented, "We remain cautious on WSM as competitive pressures mount and its core Pottery Barn brand continues to struggle, in our view. Accordingly, we are reducing our estimates below consensus (despite the benefit of an extra week in 2017 not fully reflected by consensus) and reduce our price target from $53 to $48. While expectations are not high ahead of the company's 4Q16 earnings report later this month, evidence of aggressive promotions and free shipping, coupled with soft industry trends point to weakness in 4Q and potential for disappointing guidance, including lowering the three-year growth plan for double digit EPS growth." (3/6/2017)

Who are some of Williams-Sonoma's key competitors?

Who are Williams-Sonoma's key executives?

Williams-Sonoma's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Adrian David Presland Bellamy, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Laura J. Alber, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Julie Patenaude Whalen, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Alex Bellos, President - West Elm brand
  • Marta Benson, President - the Pottery Barn brand
  • Janet M. Hayes, President of Williams-Sonoma Brand
  • Jennifer Kellor, President - Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands
  • Jeff Howie, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - Pottery Barn Brands
  • David Randolph King, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Bob Lord, Director

Who owns Williams-Sonoma stock?

Williams-Sonoma's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.55%), Ronna Sue Cohen (0.08%), Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc. (0.06%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%), Alpha Windward LLC (0.01%) and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Williams-Sonoma stock include Anthony Greener, James W Jr Brett, Janet Hayes, Julie Whalen, Laura Alber and Pat Connolly. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Williams-Sonoma.

Who sold Williams-Sonoma stock? Who is selling Williams-Sonoma stock?

Williams-Sonoma's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan, Exane Derivatives and Ronna Sue Cohen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams-Sonoma.

Who bought Williams-Sonoma stock? Who is buying Williams-Sonoma stock?

Williams-Sonoma's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Taylor Cottrill Erickson & Associates Inc., Alpha Windward LLC, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC, Fulton Bank N.A. and Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Williams-Sonoma.

How do I buy Williams-Sonoma stock?

Shares of Williams-Sonoma 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 Williams-Sonoma's stock price today?

One share of Williams-Sonoma stock can currently be purchased for approximately $52.92.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE WSM)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  458 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  727 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,185
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 15 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.04)
Consensus Price Target: $51.75 (2.21% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Price Target History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Analysts' Ratings History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$54.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$44.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$49.00LowView Rating Details
9/14/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform -> Market Perform$49.00 -> $51.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweight$64.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingNeutralLowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$50.00 -> $48.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$58.00 -> $57.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$52.00 -> $50.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Buckingham ResearchLower Price TargetNeutral$53.00 -> $48.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform -> Sector Perform$49.00 -> $50.00HighView Rating Details
8/24/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldHighView Rating Details
8/23/2017Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingUnderperform$44.00 -> $40.00MediumView Rating Details
8/21/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingSell$41.00LowView Rating Details
8/21/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$54.00LowView Rating Details
5/26/2017CIBCReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
5/9/2017Gordon HaskettInitiated CoverageAccumulate$61.00HighView Rating Details
3/16/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetHold$48.00LowView Rating Details
3/16/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$48.00LowView Rating Details
3/16/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformMediumView Rating Details
3/14/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$65.00LowView Rating Details
11/21/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetSell$40.00N/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$75.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$60.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetBuy$69.00 -> $67.00N/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
5/10/2016Longbow ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/17/2016Wolfe ResearchLower Price TargetPeer Perform$55.00 -> $54.00N/AView Rating Details
11/20/2015Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutral$80.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Earnings by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Earnings History by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE WSM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/15/2017$0.82N/AView Earnings Details
8/23/2017Q2 2018$0.59$0.61$1.20 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2017Q1 17$0.49$0.51$1.11 billion$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/15/2017Q4 2017$1.51$1.55$1.61 billion$1.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2016Q316$0.77$0.78$1.26 billion$1.25 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/24/2016Q216$0.58$0.58$1.17 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/25/2016Q116$0.50$0.53$1.08 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/16/2016Q415$1.58$1.55$1.62 billion$1.59 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2015Q315$0.73$0.77$1.22 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/26/2015Q215$0.58$0.58$1.11 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2015Q115$0.44$0.48$1.01 billion$1.03 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/18/2015Q414$1.52$1.52$1.57 billion$1.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2014Q314$0.63$0.68$1.20 billion$1.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/27/2014Q214$0.53$0.53$1.05 billion$1.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2014Q114$0.44$0.48$941.88 million$974.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/12/2014Q413$1.36$1.38$1.43 billion$1.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q3$0.55$0.58$1.04 billion$1.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/28/2013Q2 2013$0.47$0.49$939.80 million$982.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q1 2013$0.37$0.41$868.11 million$887.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/19/2013Q4 2012$1.29$1.34$1.40 billion$1.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/14/2012Q312$0.45$0.49$921.80 million$954.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2012$0.41$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2012$0.32$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2012$1.13$1.17ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2011$0.38$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/23/2011$0.36$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$0.28$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/15/2011$0.98$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.46
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.55
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.85
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201713$0.48$1.88$1.56
Q2 20174$0.56$0.60$0.58
Q3 20177$0.75$0.82$0.78
Q4 20177$1.45$1.70$1.54
Q1 20185$0.46$0.50$0.48
Q2 20186$0.57$0.61$0.59
Q3 20186$0.82$0.85$0.84
Q4 20186$1.61$1.69$1.65
Q1 20192$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q2 20192$0.61$0.63$0.62
Q3 20192$0.88$0.89$0.89
Q4 20192$1.81$1.83$1.82
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Next Dividend:11/22/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:2.95%
Dividend Growth:8.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.96% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.45% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.05% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:7 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)

Dividend History by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE WSM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/22/2016James W Jr. BrettInsiderSell16,355$54.49$891,183.95View SEC Filing  
9/23/2016Janet HayesInsiderSell15,027$49.74$747,442.98View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Laura AlberCEOSell80,000$53.19$4,255,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Julie WhalenCFOSell13,500$52.85$713,475.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Pat ConnollyEVPSell6,800$57.78$392,904.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Anthony GreenerDirectorSell5,000$63.12$315,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2015Pat ConnollyEVPSell34,500$25.74$888,030.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Adrian T DillonDirectorSell19,888$78.73$1,565,782.24View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Adrian T DillonDirectorSell15,500$78.78$1,221,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015David Randolph KingSVPSell7,126$78.54$559,676.04View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Julie WhalenCFOSell8,000$80.87$646,960.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Pat ConnollyEVPSell40,000$79.65$3,186,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015Pat ConnollyEVPSell285$60.00$17,100.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Pat ConnollyEVPSell2,750$61.07$167,942.50View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Laura AlberCEOSell25,929$74.32$1,927,043.28View SEC Filing  
7/11/2014Janet HayesInsiderSell3,500$71.77$251,195.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014David Randolph KingSVPSell13,007$68.08$885,516.56View SEC Filing  
4/9/2014Janet HayesInsiderSell9,200$64.50$593,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Sandra StanglInsiderSell14,156$66.07$935,286.92View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Janet HayesInsiderSell5,719$66.21$378,654.99View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Pat ConnollyCMOSell77,205$66.17$5,108,654.85View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Laura AlberCEOSell27,583$66.26$1,827,649.58View SEC Filing  
10/8/2013Mike LynchDirectorSell5,445$52.91$288,094.95View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Laura AlberCEOSell24,580$57.51$1,413,595.80View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013Mike LynchDirectorSell16,359$55.43$906,779.37View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Laura AlberCEOSell68,414$54.16$3,705,302.24View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Williams-Sonoma (WSM) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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