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WD-40 Company (WDFC) earnings: can it keep up the pace?

1:22 pm ET, 29 Jun 2018

WD-40 Company (WDFC)  is expected to report earnings on July 10 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal quarter ending May 2018.  WD-40 Company (WDFC) shares are trading at 147.55, up 1.97% from yesterday.

What are WDFC earnings expectations?  What news will the market be watching out for?  

Upon previous earnings release, shares of WD-40 have fallen, despite the fact that the earnings were mostly positive.  The company disappointed on margins and top line sales.

Many investors view this stock as an ideal buy and hold investment. WD-40 remains one of our absolute favorite household names.  Despite the previous quarter's lightness on certain aspects of sales and margins, the fundamental long-term outlook remains positive, and the brand is as strong as ever. 

WD-40 Company has a mixed history of beating analysts’ earnings estimates.  In the past four quarters, the company: 

  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 11 cents ($1.02 actuals vs. $.91 forecast) in FQ3’17;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 4 cents ($1.01 actuals vs. $1.05 forecast) in FQ4’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 7 cents ($.90 actuals vs. $.83 forecast) in FQ1’18;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 10 cents ($1.05 actuals vs. $.95 forecast) in FQ2’18;

For FQ3’18, EPS is expected to grow by 3% year-over-year to $1.05, while revenue is expected to grow 5% year-over-year to $103 million. 

WD-40 Company (WDFC) forward P/E ratio is 33.8, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

WD-40 Company (WDFC) short share of float is 13.77%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

WD-40 Company (WDFC) average analyst price target ($127.50) is -13.59% below its current price ($147.55).

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WD-40 Company (WDFC) Stock Guide

Updated at: 4:31 am ET, 14 Nov 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for WDFC stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "WDFC quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on WDFC stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "WDFC". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "WDFC news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell WD-40 Company (WDFC)? Interested in getting the full scoop on WDFC, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this WDFC stock guide, we'll address key questions about WDFC, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are WDFC earnings?
2. When is WDFC earnings date?
3. What is WDFC dividend?
4. What is WDFC dividend yield?
5. What is WDFC stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. WDFC buy or sell? What is WDFC Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy WDFC? Why should I buy WDFC stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell WDFC? Why should I sell WDFC stock?
9. What are WDFC key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are WDFC earnings?

WDFC trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $4.40.

2. When is WDFC earnings date?

WDFC earnings date is January 07, 2021.

3. What is WDFC dividend?

WDFC forward dividend is $2.68.

4. What is WDFC dividend yield?

WDFC forward dividend yield is 1.1%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is WDFC stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on WDFC analyst price targets, WDFC stock forecast is $220.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for WDFC stock is $220.00. The prediction is based on 2 analyst estimates.

The low price target for WDFC is $190.00, while the high price target is $250.00.

WDFC analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

6. WDFC buy or sell? What is WDFC Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:31}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 9 reasons to sell WDFC, resulting in Finny Score of 31.

7. What are the reasons to buy WDFC? Why should I buy WDFC stock?

Here are the reasons to buy WDFC stock:

  • WDFC quarterly revenue growth was 4.60%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.07% and -0.14%, respectively). See WDFC revenue growth chart.
  • WDFC profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.95 percentage points. See WDFC profitability chart.
  • WDFC forward dividend yield is 1.10%, higher than the industry (0.65%) and sector (0.24%) forward dividend yields. See WDFC forward dividend chart.
  • WDFC cash to debt ratio is 0.46, higher than the average industry (0.13) and sector (0.07) cash to debt ratio. See WDFC cash to debt chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell WDFC? Why should I sell WDFC stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell WDFC stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • WDFC stock price ($260.03) is close to the 52-week high ($260.64). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See WDFC price chart.
  • WDFC forward P/E ratio is 45.58, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See WDFC forward P/E ratio chart.
  • WDFC Price/Book ratio is 20.74, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See WDFC forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • WDFC Price/Sales ratio is 8.14, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See WDFC forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • WDFC PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 5.23, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See WDFC PEG chart.
  • WDFC average analyst price target ($220.00) is below its current price ($260.03). See WDFC price target chart.
  • WDFC short share of float is 14.83%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WDFC short share of float chart.
  • WDFC short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 19.61. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See WDFC short interest ratio chart.
  • WDFC Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 8.30, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See WDFC Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

9. What are WDFC key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for WDFC:

Metrics WDFC
Price $254.97
Average Price Target / Upside $220.00 / -13.72%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 1.03%
Industry Specialty Chemicals
Sector Basic Materials
Number of Employees 480
Market Cap $3.55B
Forward P/E Ratio 48.69
Price/Book Ratio 8.7
Revenue (TTM) $408.5M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 4.60%
Profit Margin 14.86%

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