We will be contrasting the differences between iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) as far as profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation are concerned. The two businesses are rivals in the Appliances industry.
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation of iRobot Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than iRobot Corporation. The company that is more affordable between the two has a lower price-to-earnings ratio. iRobot Corporation is presently more affordable than Whirlpool Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.
Table 2 provides us iRobot Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
iRobot Corporation has a 1.64 beta, while its volatility is 64.00%, thus making it more volatile than S&P 500. From a competition point of view, Whirlpool Corporation has a 1.61 beta which is 61.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500.
iRobot Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 3.2 and 2 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Whirlpool Corporation are 0.8 and 0.5 respectively. iRobot Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Whirlpool Corporation.
In next table is delivered iRobot Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
The consensus price target of iRobot Corporation is $96, with potential upside of 5.70%. Meanwhile, Whirlpool Corporation’s consensus price target is $154.33, while its potential upside is 5.40%. Based on the data delivered earlier, iRobot Corporation is looking more favorable than Whirlpool Corporation, analysts belief.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
Institutional investors owned 0% of iRobot Corporation shares and 97.4% of Whirlpool Corporation shares. 2.2% are iRobot Corporation’s share owned by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, owned 0.2% of Whirlpool Corporation shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
For the past year iRobot Corporation has weaker performance than Whirlpool Corporation
On 8 of the 12 factors Whirlpool Corporation beats iRobot Corporation.
iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stair; and Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot. The company sells its robots through various distribution channels, including chain stores and other national retailers, its online store, and value-added distributors and resellers. iRobot Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products worldwide. The companyÂ’s principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other small domestic appliances. It also produces hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems. The company markets and distributes its products under the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Roper, Admiral, Inglis, Estate, Affresh, Acros, Supermatic, Bauknecht, Laden, Indesit, Privileg, KIC, Hotpoint-Ariston, Hotpoint, Consul, Brastemp, Diqua, and Gladiator brands. Whirlpool Corporation sells its products to retailers, distributors, dealers, builders, and other manufacturers. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
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