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WD-40 Company produces and sells lubricants, hand cleaners, and household cleaners worldwide.
This company makes a product, WD40 that is a household name for decades. It is no longer a single product company but has expanded thru acquisitions into international markets. It faithfully pays a dividend and management appears sensible and solid. I am tracking this on my scorecard. Check it out for yourself.
Well they make WD-40, which is widely regarded as one of the most useful substances known to man, used for a huge variety of maintenance / repair tasks around the globe.They also apparently own the rights to 3-in-1 Oil which seems to be the only brand of multi-purpose lubricating oil (as opposed to the stuff you put in your car engine) available anywhere these days.
International expansion, solid balance sheet, and its relatively new line of WD-40 specialty products will provide shareholders with capital gains and dividends for years to come.
Strong brand, underappreciated franchise, good cash flow, results/returns focused management. Speculatively could be taken over.
great company, priced like a growth stock though
pick based on principle. if there's a public company out that sells only duct tape, i'll green thumb them too. :^)
380 employee wotrd wide, and who does not own a can
5 STAR, Small-cap, dividend payer
Buy when PE is lower
WD-40, the timeless stalwart of aerosol lubricants (and far and away the king of market share among this groups of products). just looked at the annualized rate of return on the shares over the past 20 years - 11.36%, comprised of price appreciation and dividends (not reinvested). Who says buys and hold is dead?
Can't beat the squeaks without WD-40!
I have seen the error of my ways! Not too long ago I gave this company a thumbs down because they only sell one product. Since then I've done due diligence and I'm impressed. 5.81% insider ownership, which isn't great, I'd prefer 10% but I'll take it. All their margins are good. About 49M in cash and 10.5M in long-term debt. 1.91 times free cash flow (on a yearly basis) to cover the div. which is yielding 3.06%. The P/E is 15.77 more than reasonable IMHO. If I had any cash I'd buy this one for real.
Very promising small cap on one heck of a growth tear here.The have some fantastic brand recognition and loyalty for their core products, too.
People repairing old things, not buying new ones.
recent downtrend in roe?
Watching the 500, it seems that there will always be good years interspersed with average and bad years. I don't see WD-40 outperforming the S&P 500 when the 500 experiences a good year. I see them far outperforming the 500 in most years.
Company profits look good short term. Better than expected earning have been forcast for the 4th quarter and are expected to continue into 2008.
What can you say about WD-40
Too expensive. Very limited growth opportunities in M&A market and household product division in the US is having a very hard time. Strategic mistake: go into household products. The company is not big enough to compete - they cant afford slotting fees paid by competitors. Good brands but not a good stock.
won't beat market just yet. couple more bad quarters ahead
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