MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2016--
Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) announced today that its Board of Directors has
declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 85 cents on each
outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash
dividend is payable on April 29, 2016 to shareholders of record at the
close of business on April 15, 2016.
Watsco has paid quarterly cash dividends every year since 1975.
Watsco improves indoor living and working environments with air
conditioning and heating solutions that provide comfort regardless of
the outdoor climate. There are approximately 89 million central air
conditioning and heating systems installed in the United States that
have been in service for more than 10 years. Older systems often operate
below today’s government mandated energy efficiency and environmental
standards. Watsco has an opportunity to accelerate the replacement of
these systems at a scale greater than our competitors as the movement
toward reducing energy consumption and its environmental impact
continues. This is especially important since heating and cooling
accounts for approximately half of the energy consumed in a typical U.S.
Watsco’s traditional sales channel is through one of its 566 locations
in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and on an export
basis to Latin America and the Caribbean. This network has been built
over the last 25 years and serves 88,000 active customers. Watsco is
developing and investing in technologies to enable sales via e-commerce,
on-line marketplaces and through the retail sales channel. As the
industry leader, we believe that significant growth potential remains
given that the marketplace for HVAC/R products at the consumer level is
estimated to be $80 billion. Additional information about Watsco may be
found at http://www.watsco.com.
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Source: Watsco, Inc.
Barry S. Logan, 305-714-4102
Senior Vice President