Exhibit 99.1

Watsco Reports Record First Quarter Sales and Net Income;

Sales Momentum Building into Second Quarter

After Seasonally Late Start to the Year

 

 

Annual Dividend Boosted 19% to $5.00 Per Share From Strong Cash Flow

MIAMI, FLORIDA – (BUSINESS WIRE), April 25, 2017 – Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Watsco also announced today that its Board of Directors approved a 19% increase in its annual dividend to $5.00 per share on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The increase will be reflected in the Company’s next regular dividend payment beginning in July 2017.

Sales trends:

 

    Sales increased 2% to a record $872 million (3% on a same-store basis)

 

    HVAC equipment increased 3% (65% of sales)

 

    Other HVAC products increased 1% (30% of sales)

 

    Commercial refrigeration products increased 5% (5% of sales)

Key performance metrics:

 

    Gross profit improved 3% to a record $219 million (gross margin improved 10 basis-points)

 

    SG&A increased 5%, reflecting sales and service-related headcount additions (4 cents per share impact) and higher technology spending (2 cents per share impact)

 

    Operating income decreased 4% to $49 million

 

    Net income increased 3% to a record $26 million

 

    Earnings per share was flat at 71 cents

 

    Operating cash flow of $34 million ($1.05 per diluted share)

Albert H. Nahmad, Watsco’s Chairman and CEO, stated: “Sales trends during the quarter proved highly seasonal, especially in the face of last year’s double-digit U.S. equipment growth rate comparison. Sales momentum improved as the quarter closed and current trends in April have accelerated to double-digit growth. We believe profit growth should follow as we expect the improved selling margins and richer sales mix of higher-efficiency systems achieved in the first quarter to continue. Results also reflect further investments in technology and additional headcount of approximately 150 customer-facing employees intended to enhance long-term sales growth and market share. Although it is early, we are optimistic that 2017 will be a record year for our company.”

Mr. Nahmad added: “We are pleased to boost our dividend to an annual rate of $5.00 per share beginning in July. As evidenced by our long-term track record, we have confidence in our business to produce meaningful earnings growth and cash flow that exceeds net income. It is our intention to share cash flow through increasing dividends, while retaining the ability to invest in our network and evaluate any-sized opportunities that come our way.”

It is important to note that the first quarter of each calendar year is highly seasonal due to the nature and timing of the replacement market for air conditioning systems, which is strongest in the second and third quarters. Accordingly, the Company’s first quarter financial results are disproportionately affected by this seasonality.

Technology Strategy

Watsco is actively transforming its business into the digital age by investing in scalable platforms for mobile apps, e-commerce, business intelligence and supply chain optimization. Strategic goals are to further strengthen


The following information was filed by Watsco Inc (WSO) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

View differences made from one quarter to another to evaluate Watsco Inc's financial trajectory

Compare SEC Filings Year-over-Year (YoY) and Quarter-over-Quarter (QoQ)
Sample 10-K Year-over-Year (YoY) Comparison

Compare this 10-Q Quarterly Report to its predecessor by reading our highlights to see what text and tables were  removed  ,   added    and   changed   by Watsco Inc.

Continue

Never Miss A New SEC Filing Again


Real-Time SEC Filing Notifications
Screenshot taken from Gmail for a new 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Receive an e-mail as soon as a company files an Annual Report, Quarterly Report or has new 8-K corporate news.

Continue

We Highlighted This SEC Filing For You


SEC Filing Sentiment Analysis - Bullish, Bearish, Neutral
Screenshot taken from Wynn's 2018 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Read positive and negative remarks made by management in their entirety without having to find them in a 10-K/Q.

Continue

Widen Your SEC Filing Reading Experience


Increased Reading Area for SEC Filings
Screenshot taken from Adobe Inc.'s 10-Q Quarterly Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Remove data columns and navigations in order to see much more filing content and tables in one view

Continue

Uncover Actionable Information Inside SEC Filings


SEC Filing Disclosures
Screenshot taken from Lumber Liquidators 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Read both hidden opportunities and early signs of potential problems without having to find them in a 10-K/Q

Continue

Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel Downloads


Download Annual and Quarterly Reports as PDF, Word and Excel Documents
Screenshots of actual 10-K and 10-Q SEC Filings in PDF, Word and Excel formats
Last10K.com Member Feature

Export Annual and Quarterly Reports to Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel for offline viewing, annotations and analysis

Continue

FREE Financial Statements


Download Annual and Quarterly Reports as PDF, Word and Excel Documents
Screenshot of actual balance sheet from company 10-K Annual Report
Last10K.com Member Feature

Get one-click access to balance sheets, income, operations and cash flow statements without having to find them in Annual and Quarterly Reports

Continue for FREE

Intrinsic Value Calculator


Intrinsic Value Calculator
Screenshot of intrinsic value for AT&T (2019)
Last10K.com Member Feature

Our Intrinsic Value calculator estimates what an entire company is worth using up to 10 years of financial ratios to determine if a stock is overvalued or not

Continue

Financial Stability Report


Financial Stability Report
Screenshot of financial stability report for Coco-Cola (2019)
Last10K.com Member Feature

Our Financial Stability reports uses up to 10 years of financial ratios to determine the health of a company's EPS, Dividends, Book Value, Return on Equity, Current Ratio and Debt-to-Equity

Continue

Get a Better Picture of a Company's Performance


Financial Ratios
Available Financial Ratios
Last10K.com Member Feature

See how over 70 Growth, Profitability and Financial Ratios perform over 10 Years

Continue

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account