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Executive Summary

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products.

Snowflake Analysis

Good value with proven track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Whirlpool's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WHR's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Consumer Durables


US Market

1 Year Return




US Consumer Durables


US Market

Return vs Industry: WHR matched the US Consumer Durables industry which returned 6.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WHR underperformed the US Market which returned 8.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day12.3%7.0%3.8%
30 Day28.0%25.8%11.4%
90 Day13.0%0.6%6.8%
1 Year10.3%6.3%9.9%8.6%12.1%9.7%
3 Year-20.7%-28.3%1.7%-2.9%36.2%27.2%
5 Year-14.8%-26.4%14.1%7.2%63.7%45.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Whirlpool's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Whirlpool undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WHR ($136.85) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($137.14)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WHR is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WHR is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the Consumer Durables industry average (10.8x).

PE vs Market: WHR is good value based on its PE Ratio (10x) compared to the US market (16.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WHR is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WHR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Consumer Durables industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Whirlpool forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WHR's forecast earnings growth (14.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: WHR's earnings (14.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WHR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WHR's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WHR's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WHR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24%)

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Past Performance

How has Whirlpool performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WHR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WHR's current net profit margins (4.3%) are higher than last year (1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WHR's earnings have declined by -7.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WHR's earnings growth over the past year (328.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-7.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WHR earnings growth over the past year (328.3%) exceeded the Consumer Durables industry 9.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst WHR's Return on Equity (21.88%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Whirlpool's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WHR's short term assets ($8.2B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($8.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: WHR's short term assets ($8.2B) exceed its long term liabilities ($6.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WHR's debt to equity ratio (173.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WHR's debt to equity ratio has increased from 80.6% to 173.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WHR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%).

Interest Coverage: WHR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Whirlpool's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WHR's dividend (3.51%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: WHR's dividend (3.51%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.32%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WHR's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WHR's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.2%), WHR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Marc Bitzer (54yo)





Mr. Marc Robert Bitzer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation since October 1, 2017 and has been its Chairman of the Board since January 01, 2019. Mr. Bitzer has been President of Wh ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Marc's total compensation ($USD14.00M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Marc's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Marc Bitzer
Chairman2.67yrsUS$14.00m0.13% $11.1m
James Peters
Executive VP & CFO3.83yrsUS$4.01m0.034% $2.9m
João Costa Brega
Executive VP & President of Latin America11.5yrsUS$4.85m0.043% $3.7m
Joseph Liotine
Executive VP & President of North America5.67yrsUS$4.80m0.045% $3.8m
Gilles Morel
President of the Europe1.17yrsUS$2.71m0.00031% $26.4k
Christopher Conley
Principal Accounting Officerno datano data0.0013% $112.3k
Roxanne Warner
Senior Director of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Kirsten Hewitt
Senior VP & Chief Legal Officer9yrsno datano data
D. Noel
Corporate Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs15.58yrsno datano data
Tom Arent
Vice President of Sales & Marketingno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: WHR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Marc Bitzer
Chairman2.67yrsUS$14.00m0.13% $11.1m
Michael White
Independent Director16yrsUS$386.78k0.0043% $369.2k
Gary DiCamillo
Independent Director23.17yrsUS$304.84k0.012% $1.0m
John Liu
Independent Director10yrsUS$310.54k0.0016% $137.0k
Samuel Allen
Independent Presiding Directorno dataUS$336.45k0.026% $2.2m
Harish Manwani
Independent Director8.83yrsUS$291.56k0.012% $1.1m
Geraldine Elliott
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$291.45k0.012% $991.1k
Greg Creed
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$293.44k0.0045% $379.4k
Diane Dietz
Independent Director7.33yrsUS$294.47k0.017% $1.5m
Larry Spencer
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$291.70k0.0016% $137.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: WHR's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WHR insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Whirlpool Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Whirlpool Corporation
  • Ticker: WHR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1911
  • Industry: Household Appliances
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: US$8.507b
  • Shares outstanding: 62.16m
  • Website: https://www.whirlpoolcorp.com

Number of Employees


  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • 2000 North M-63
  • Benton Harbor
  • Michigan
  • 49022-2692
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WHRNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
0LWHLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
WHRDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
WHRXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
WHR *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
W1HR34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company’s principal products include refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and refrigerator water filters; laundry appliances and related laundry accessories; cooking and other small domestic appliances; and dishwasher appliances and related accessories, as well as mixers. The company markets and distributes its products primarily under the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Roper, Admiral, Affresh, Gladiator, Speed Queen, Hotpoint, Bauknecht, Indesit, Ignis, Laden, Privileg, KIC, Consul, Brastemp, Acros, Ariston, Diqua, and Royalstar brands. It sells its products to retailers, distributors, dealers, builders, and other manufacturers, as well as directly to consumers. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/06 02:45
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.