(Reuters) - Heating and refrigeration products distributor Watsco Inc reported a lower-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as it sold more low-margin products, and cut its full-year forecast on...
again held our sector weight steady. We continue to pursue less commodity-exposed businesses such as Fastenal, Airgas and Watsco , which all outperformed. These businesses are impacted by the economy, but are not tied to the price level of a particular
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improvement in customer spending helped boost Watsco 's WSO profits to record highs in the ..... commercial construction remains weak. Watsco has done an admirable job managing costs ..... five years margin can approach 9.5%. Watsco 's strong quarter underscores our thesis
Watsco WSO produced second-quarter results in ..... a 170-basis-point improvement. Watsco 's annualized return on invested capital ..... has to maintain as growth returns. While Watsco currently has a narrow economic moat, sustaining
Watsco WSO produced fourth-quarter results that outpaced ..... and thesis remain intact. While we expected that Watsco 's joint venture with Carrier's UTX distribution arm would benefit Watsco , we underestimated how quickly and effectively
Watsco WSO reported third-quarter results that ..... network and streamline companywide programs. Watsco 's balance sheet looks healthy, with the ..... inclined to sell their businesses, giving Watsco an opportunity to pick up more dealers to
more conservative consumers, hampered Watsco 's WSO earnings during the second quarter ..... consumable parts in Carrier locations gives Watsco an opportunity to create a stickier customer ..... there will be ample opportunities for Watsco to increase its store density within existing
promises to be a powerful joint venture, Watsco WSO and Carrier (a subsidiary of United ..... heating equipment in select markets. Watsco will pay $172 million in stock and cash ..... Latin America, and the Caribbean. While Watsco has had a relationship with Carrier for
the domestic housing market affecting new equipment sales, Watsco 's WSO operating results faced tremendous pressure as the firm ..... remain weak for the duration of 2009 and continue to drag on Watsco 's growth, but with energy efficiency a major thrust of President