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Watsco (WSO) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

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Watsco, Inc. (WSO - Free Report) is set to report second-quarter 2021 results on Jul 22, before market open.

In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings and sales surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 52.7% and 5.6%, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, earnings and sales increased 93% and 14%, respectively.

Watsco's earnings topped the consensus mark in each of the last four quarters, with the average being 23.3%.

Trend in Estimate Revision

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the to-be-reported quarter’s earnings has increased 0.3% to $3.07 from $3.06 per share over the past seven days. The estimated figure indicates 35.8% growth from the year-ago earnings of $2.26 per share. The consensus mark for revenues is $1.68 billion, suggesting 23.9% year-over-year growth.

Watsco, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Watsco, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Factors to Note

Watsco’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning business is likely to have benefited from the industry-leading technology in the quarter to be reported. The company has been deploying technology that improves order fill rates with speed and accuracy. Its OnCall Air service, CreditForComfort application, and contactless sales and servicing capabilities have been commendable. Moreover, technology deployment is likely to have driven the company’s e-commerce sales in the quarter to be reported.

Acquisitions and technology have been vital part of Watsco’s strategy. Business combinations are one of the preferred modes of solidifying the product portfolio and leveraging new business opportunities.

Meanwhile, solid housing market fundamentals, and repair & remodeling activity are expected to have aided the company’s top line in the quarter to be reported. Watsco has been optimistic about its innovative technology and diversified product portfolio.

What the Zacks Model Unveils

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Watsco this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Currently, it has a Zacks Rank #2 and an Earnings ESP of +9.61%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Other Stocks Worth a Look

Here are some other companies in the Zacks Construction sector, which according to our model have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in their respective quarters to be reported.

United Rentals, Inc. (URI - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +3.43% and holds a Zacks Rank #2.

Tri Pointe Homes, Inc. (TPH - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.65% and carries a Zacks Rank #2.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.51% and a Zacks Rank #2.

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