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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 87.96
WSM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1083 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WSM: 87.96 )
WSM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 87.96
Current: 87.96

0.03
87.96
Equity to Asset 0.54
WSM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WSM: 0.54 )
WSM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.54

0.33
0.63
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.50
M-Score: -2.90
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Revenue Growth (%) 11.60
WSM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WSM: 11.60 )
WSM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -88.3   Max: 1071.8
Current: 11.6

-88.3
1071.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.60
WSM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. WSM: 12.60 )
WSM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -87.7   Max: 1169.5
Current: 12.6

-87.7
1169.5
EPS Growth (%) 15.50
WSM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. WSM: 15.50 )
WSM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.3   Max: 152
Current: 15.5

-46.3
152
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

WSM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

RS Investment Management 247,908 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,827,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 14,465 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 792,200 sh (-12.67%)
Chuck Royce 4,500 sh (-97.68%)
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Q3 2013

WSM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 16,696 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,136 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 8,100 sh (+80%)
RS Investment Management 367,008 sh (+48.04%)
Ken Fisher 14,465 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,827,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 37,200 sh (-95.3%)
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Q4 2013

WSM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 327,600 sh (+780.65%)
Steven Cohen 24,861 sh (+248.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,729 sh (+36.13%)
RS Investment Management 423,988 sh (+15.53%)
Ken Fisher 14,725 sh (+1.8%)
Columbia Wanger 1,827,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,800 sh (-38.46%)
Chuck Royce 4,500 sh (-44.44%)
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Q1 2014

WSM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 14,465 sh (-1.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WSM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 36.13%0.01%$52 - $59.74 $ 62.6612%22729
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$55.28 - $61.33 $ 62.668%16696
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$50.12 - $56.93 $ 62.6616%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.08%$43.6 - $51.52 $ 62.6636%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$43.6 - $51.52 $ 62.6636%39053
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$42.71 - $47.93 $ 62.6639%32091
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$42.71 - $47.93 $ 62.6639%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$33.78 - $44.6 $ 62.6663%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$33.78 - $44.6 $ 62.6663%29753
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.09%$33.15 - $39.85 $ 62.6672%33271
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$33.15 - $39.85 $ 62.6672%0
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1.7%$33.19 - $39.76 $ 62.6680%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1393.53%0.04%$33.19 - $39.76 $ 62.6680%80053
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$33.19 - $39.76 $ 62.6680%0
Steve Mandel 2011-12-31 Add 7.06%0.11%$29.22 - $39.5 $ 62.6671%6235380
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -66.15%0.06%$29.22 - $39.5 $ 62.6671%5864
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -95.69%0.05%$29.22 - $39.5 $ 62.6671%5360
Steve Mandel 2011-09-30 New Buy1.46%$28.88 - $38.99 $ 62.6684%5824323
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -68.37%0.19%$28.88 - $38.99 $ 62.6684%17322
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -43.92%0.05%$28.81 - $38.99 $ 62.6685%124370
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 109.01%0.15%$34.78 - $45.24 $ 62.6656%54760
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 95.62%0.16%$31.98 - $39.57 $ 62.6675%26200
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $31.98 - $39.57 $ 62.6675%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.30
WSM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 887 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. WSM: 22.30 )
WSM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 4394
Current: 22.3

3.71
4394
P/B 4.70
WSM's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WSM: 4.70 )
WSM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 5.78
Current: 4.7

0.45
5.78
P/S 1.41
WSM's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. WSM: 1.41 )
WSM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.41

0.14
1.65
PFCF 23.70
WSM's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. WSM: 23.70 )
WSM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.28   Max: 309.5
Current: 23.7

4.28
309.5
EV-to-EBIT 12.70
WSM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. WSM: 12.70 )
WSM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 24.1
Current: 12.7

2.3
24.1
PEG 1.00
WSM's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WSM: 1.00 )
WSM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 58.78
Current: 1

0.47
58.78
Shiller P/E 33.30
WSM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. WSM: 33.30 )
WSM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.88   Max: 58.13
Current: 33.3

2.88
58.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.98
WSM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WSM: 1.98 )
WSM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 9.81
Current: 1.98

0.23
9.81
Dividend Payout 0.44
WSM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WSM: 0.44 )
WSM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.44

0.1
1.71
Dividend growth (3y) 28.80
WSM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. WSM: 28.80 )
WSM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 28.8
Current: 28.8

0
28.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.38
WSM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. WSM: 6.38 )
WSM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 31.28
Current: 6.38

0.73
31.28
Share Buyback Rate 3.40
WSM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WSM: 3.40 )
WSM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 89.6   Max: -904.4
Current: 3.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.70
WSM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WSM: 4.70 )
WSM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 9.84
Current: 4.7

0.73
9.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
WSM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
53% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WSM: 1.40 )
WSM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 14.08
Current: 1.4

0.45
14.08
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
WSM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WSM: 1.30 )
WSM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.3

0.21
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
WSM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WSM: 0.90 )
WSM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 17.97
Current: 0.9

0.6
17.97
Price/Graham Number 2.10
WSM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WSM: 2.10 )
WSM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 19.53
Current: 2.1

0.46
19.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
WSM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WSM: 7.90 )
WSM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 42.9
Current: 7.9

4.2
42.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 38.22
WSM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. WSM: 38.22 )
WSM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 41
Current: 38.22

-13.4
41

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:WM1.Germany
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. Its direct-to-customer segment has seven merchandising concepts (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham) and sells products through its seven e-commerce websites (williams-sonoma.com, potterybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, westelm.com, rejuvenation.com and markandgraham.com) and eight direct-mail catalogs (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham). Its retail segment has five merchandising concepts (Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Rejuvenation), operating 560 stores in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico and 21 stores in Canada. This represents 253 Williams-Sonoma, 192 Pottery Barn, 84 Pottery Barn Kids, 48 West Elm and 4 Rejuvenation stores. The Company purchases its merchandise from numerous foreign and domestic manufacturers and importers. The specialty retail business is highly competitive. The Company's specialty retail stores, direct-mail catalogs and e-commerce websites compete with other retail stores, including large department stores, discount retailers, other specialty retailers offering home-centered assortments, other direct-mail catalogs and other e-commerce websites. The Company owns and has applied to register over 75 separate trademarks and service marks. It owns and has applied to register its key brand names as trademarks in the U.S., Canada and approximately 90 additional jurisdictions.

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