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									Watsco, Inc.: SWOT Analysis & Company
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Reference code: BRIG053CP10-Q4

Published: Dec 2010




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                                                                      Table of Contents


  Watsco, Inc. - Company Overview................................................................................................................................ 3

  Watsco, Inc. - Key Facts............................................................................................................................................... 3

  Watsco, Inc. - Business Description.............................................................................................................................. 4

  Watsco, Inc. - Major Products and Services.................................................................................................................. 5

  Watsco, Inc. - History ................................................................................................................................................... 6

  Watsco, Inc. - SWOT Analysis...................................................................................................................................... 8

     SWOT Analysis - Overview ...................................................................................................................................... 8

     Watsco, Inc. - Strengths ........................................................................................................................................... 8

     Watsco, Inc. - Weaknesses ...................................................................................................................................... 8

     Watsco, Inc. - Opportunities ..................................................................................................................................... 9

     Watsco, Inc. - Threats .............................................................................................................................................. 9

  Watsco, Inc. - Key Competitors .................................................................................................................................. 10

  Watsco, Inc. - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................... 11

  Watsco, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies .................................................................................................................. 12

  Watsco, Inc. - Company Statement ............................................................................................................................ 13

  Watsco, Inc. - Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 14

     Head Office............................................................................................................................................................ 14

     Other Locations & Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................................. 14

  Watsco, Inc. - Financial Ratios ................................................................................................................................... 16

     Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios ................................................................................................................. 16

     Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios............................................................................................................................. 16

     Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios ............................................................................................................................. 18

     Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ............................................................................................................................... 19

  Watsco, Inc. - Share Data .......................................................................................................................................... 20

  Appendix.................................................................................................................................................................... 21

     Methodology .......................................................................................................................................................... 21

     Ratio Definitions ..................................................................................................................................................... 21

     Disclaimer .............................................................................................................................................................. 25




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Watsco, Inc. - Company Overview

Watsco, Inc. (Watsco) is a major distributor of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment and related parts and
supplies (HVAC/R). The company’s products include condensing units, compressors, evaporators, valves, refrigerant,
walk-in coolers and ice machines for industrial and commercial applications. It markets a range of products, which are
produced by Copeland Compressor Corporation, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and
Company, and Carrier Corporation. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated from 505 locations in 36 states in
the US, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the Caribbean countries. It serves over 50,000 contractors and dealers who
service the replacement and new construction markets. The company is headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida, the
US.

Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of US$2,001.82 million during the fiscal year ended 2009. The company's revenue grew
at a CAGR of 6.71% during the period 2007-2009, with an annual growth of 17.74% over fiscal year 2008. During the
fiscal year 2009, its operating margin was 4.05% as against the operating margin of 5.8% in fiscal year 2008. During the
fiscal year 2009 the company registered a net margin of 2.16% as against the net margin of 3.55% in the fiscal year 2008.

Watsco, Inc. - Key Facts

Watsco, Inc., Key Facts

                                  2665 South Bayshore Drive,
                                                                                               WSO (New York Stock
                                  Coconut Grove, Florida (FL),      Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                                                                             Exchange)WSO.B (American
                                                                    Exchange                   Stock Exchange)
                                  33133, United States


Telephone                          + 1 305 7144100                  No. of Employees           4,050



Fax                                + 1 305 8584492                  Financial Year End         December



URL                               www.watsco.com                    Revenue (in US$ Million)   2,001.82



Industry                          Industrial Goods and Machinery



Locations                         United States

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Watsco, Inc. - Business Description

Watsco, Inc. (Watsco) is a leading distributor of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment, and related parts
and supplies (HVAC/R) in the US. from over 500 locations in 36 states of the US, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the
Caribbean countries. It serves over 50,000 contractors and dealers who service the replacement and new construction
markets. The company’s products include condensing units, compressors, evaporators, valves, refrigerant, walk-in
coolers and ice machines for industr
								
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