The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Whirlpool's revenues will grow 2.5% and EPS will grow 54.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.62 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.40.
Last quarter, Whirlpool notched revenue of $4.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.35 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 $1.97. GAAP EPS of $3.12 for Q1 were 167% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 17.1%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.9%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $9.77.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 333 members out of 413 rating the stock outperform, and 80 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Whirlpool a green thumbs-up, and eight 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 $126.00.
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