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Watsco (WSO) Competitors

$394.87
-1.10 (-0.28%)
(As of 11:14 AM ET)

WSO vs. WSO.B, RPM, LII, JHX, MAS, WMS, OC, BLD, ACM, and EME

Should you be buying Watsco stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Watsco include Watsco (WSO.B), RPM International (RPM), Lennox International (LII), James Hardie Industries (JHX), Masco (MAS), Advanced Drainage Systems (WMS), Owens Corning (OC), TopBuild (BLD), AECOM (ACM), and EMCOR Group (EME). These companies are all part of the "construction" sector.

Watsco vs.

Watsco (NYSE:WSO) and Watsco (NYSE:WSO.B) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, community ranking, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

Watsco received 229 more outperform votes than Watsco when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.11% of users gave Watsco an outperform vote while only 55.31% of users gave Watsco an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
WatscoOutperform Votes
328
55.31%
Underperform Votes
265
44.69%
WatscoOutperform Votes
99
61.11%
Underperform Votes
63
38.89%

Watsco has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Watsco has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Watsco7.36% 21.36% 13.69%
Watsco 7.36%21.36%13.69%

Watsco currently has a consensus price target of $396.00, suggesting a potential upside of 0.09%. Given Watsco's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Watsco is more favorable than Watsco.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Watsco
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38
Watsco
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

Watsco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Watsco, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Watsco$7.28B2.14$536.34M$13.6628.96
Watsco$7.28B2.11$536.34M$13.6628.61

89.5% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Watsco shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of Watsco shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of Watsco shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Watsco had 7 more articles in the media than Watsco. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Watsco and 0 mentions for Watsco. Watsco's average media sentiment score of 1.36 beat Watsco's score of 0.00 indicating that Watsco is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Watsco Positive
Watsco Neutral

Watsco pays an annual dividend of $9.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Watsco pays an annual dividend of $9.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Watsco pays out 71.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Watsco pays out 71.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

Watsco beats Watsco on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WSO vs. The Competition

MetricWatscoHardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies IndustryConstruction SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$15.33B$18.35B$8.34B$17.41B
Dividend Yield2.52%2.18%2.01%3.57%
P/E Ratio28.9615.9217.8222.53
Price / Sales2.141.9017.767.43
Price / Cash26.8324.3816.1917.22
Price / Book5.967.365.375.86
Net Income$536.34M$742.27M$514.90M$861.13M
7 Day Performance3.23%1.70%1.97%0.54%
1 Month Performance0.70%2.53%6.56%0.28%
1 Year Performance29.84%20.97%28.50%89.59%

Watsco Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
WSO.B
Watsco
0 of 5 stars
$390.85
flat
N/A+27.9%$15.40B$7.28B28.615,200
RPM
RPM International
2.3543 of 5 stars
$108.84
+0.4%
$107.44
-1.3%
+29.3%$14.03B$7.26B26.6817,274Short Interest ↑
LII
Lennox International
4.3368 of 5 stars
$448.86
+0.1%
$445.00
-0.9%
+86.4%$15.97B$4.98B27.1412,600Short Interest ↑
JHX
James Hardie Industries
0.395 of 5 stars
$37.19
-1.2%
$35.50
-4.5%
+87.3%$16.20B$3.78B30.745,473Short Interest ↑
MAS
Masco
4.7964 of 5 stars
$73.98
+1.1%
$68.92
-6.8%
+46.3%$16.26B$7.97B18.4518,000Insider Selling
WMS
Advanced Drainage Systems
4.4476 of 5 stars
$160.72
-1.4%
$155.13
-3.5%
+88.6%$12.48B$3.07B25.555,870Short Interest ↓
Positive News
OC
Owens Corning
4.9722 of 5 stars
$141.57
+1.2%
$154.93
+9.4%
+52.9%$12.32B$9.68B10.7918,000Short Interest ↓
Positive News
BLD
TopBuild
3.8962 of 5 stars
$383.81
-0.8%
$341.67
-11.0%
+87.6%$12.19B$5.01B19.9413,119Earnings Report
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ACM
AECOM
3.987 of 5 stars
$87.86
-1.5%
$101.33
+15.3%
+2.8%$11.95B$14.38B195.2552,000Positive News
EME
EMCOR Group
2.1135 of 5 stars
$251.07
-0.7%
$188.00
-25.1%
+83.9%$11.90B$12.09B21.8935,500Earnings Report
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage

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This page (NYSE:WSO) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff