MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2017--
Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO) announced today that its Board of Directors has
declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.05 on each outstanding
share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is
payable on January 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of
business on January 17, 2017.
Watsco has paid dividends to shareholders for more than 40 consecutive
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 568 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 annually. 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