Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Whirlpool's revenues will wither -0.3% and EPS will increase 30.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.88 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.25.
Last quarter, Whirlpool chalked up revenue of $4.50 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.63 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.80. GAAP EPS of $0.94 for Q3 were 59% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.27 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 15.7%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.01.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 336 members out of 417 rating the stock outperform, and 81 members rating it underperform. Among 122 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 113 give Whirlpool a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Whirlpool is outperform, with an average price target of $77.50.
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