Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, April 18th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter. Pool has set its FY19 guidance at $6.05-6.35 EPS.Parties interested in listening to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Pool (NASDAQ:POOL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The specialty retailer reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $543.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $551.58 million. Pool had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 80.86%. Pool’s revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.50 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Pool to post $6 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NASDAQ POOL opened at $170.42 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 2.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94. The company has a market capitalization of $6.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 0.92. Pool has a 12-month low of $135.76 and a 12-month high of $175.87.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 14th were paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 13th. Pool’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.03%.

In other news, Vice Chairman De La Mesa Manuel J. Perez sold 50,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.51, for a total value of $8,089,704.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 69,041 shares in the company, valued at $11,081,770.91. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Arthur D. Cook sold 1,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.37, for a total transaction of $300,903.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 77,492 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,272,408.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 148,461 shares of company stock valued at $23,689,565 over the last 90 days. 6.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

POOL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pool from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Pool from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Pool from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Pool from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $160.00 to $177.00 in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pool currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $160.25.

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About Pool

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and landscape products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies.

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