Contrasting of iRobot Corporation (IRBT) and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR)

We will be contrasting the differences between iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) as far as profitability, …

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
iRobot Corporation 102 2.29 N/A 3.23 28.74
Whirlpool Corporation 133 0.44 N/A 3.44 37.99

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.

Profitability

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
iRobot Corporation 0.00% 17.5% 12.7%
Whirlpool Corporation 0.00% 7.9% 1%

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.

Liquidity

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.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is delivered iRobot Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
iRobot Corporation 0 1 0 2.00
Whirlpool Corporation 1 1 2 2.50

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.

Performance

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)
iRobot Corporation -4.28% -27.31% -19.45% -3.45% 48.8% 10.7%
Whirlpool Corporation -4.6% -4.17% -5.27% 12.31% -17.11% 22.28%

For the past year iRobot Corporation has weaker performance than Whirlpool Corporation

Summary

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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iRobot Corporation (IRBT) and Its Rivals Financial Results Comparison

We are contrasting iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and its rivals on their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst …

We are contrasting iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) and its rivals on their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation. They are Appliances companies, competing one another.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0% of iRobot Corporation’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.40% of all Appliances’s companies shares are held by institutional investors. On other hand iRobot Corporation has 2.2% of its shares held by company insiders versus an average of 1.20% insiders ownership for its competitors.

Profitability

On first table we have iRobot Corporation and its competitors’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iRobot Corporation 0.00% 17.50% 12.70%
Industry Average 4.15% 12.70% 6.85%

Valuation and Earnings

In next table we are contrasting iRobot Corporation and its competitors’ top-line revenue, net profit and valuation.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
iRobot Corporation N/A 102 28.74
Industry Average 163.28M 3.93B 33.37

iRobot Corporation has lower revenue and P/E Ratio than its rivals. The business has a lower P/E ratio which is presently more affordable in compare to its competitors.

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for iRobot Corporation and its competitors.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
iRobot Corporation 0 1 0 2.00
Industry Average 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.25

iRobot Corporation presently has an average target price of $96, suggesting a potential upside of 5.70%. As a group, Appliances companies have a potential upside of 12.06%. Given iRobot Corporation’s stronger average rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe iRobot Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of iRobot Corporation and its rivals.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
iRobot Corporation -4.28% -27.31% -19.45% -3.45% 48.8% 10.7%
Industry Average 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.31% 48.80% 16.49%

For the past year iRobot Corporation was less bullish than its competitors.

Liquidity

iRobot Corporation has a Current Ratio of 3.2 and a Quick Ratio of 2. Competitively, iRobot Corporation’s competitors Current Ratio is 2.00 and has 1.25 Quick Ratio. iRobot Corporation has better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than iRobot Corporation’s competitors.

Risk & Volatility

iRobot Corporation has a beta of 1.64 and its 64.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, iRobot Corporation’s competitors’ beta is 1.63 which is 62.50% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Dividends

iRobot Corporation does not pay a dividend.

Summary

iRobot Corporation’s competitors beat iRobot Corporation on 6 of the 6 factors.

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.

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Fmr LLC Has $297.68 Million Stake in iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT)

FMR LLC lowered its position in shares of iRobot Co. … Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating …

iRobot logoFMR LLC lowered its position in shares of iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) by 2.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,529,357 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 59,715 shares during the quarter. FMR LLC owned approximately 9.01% of iRobot worth $297,680,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in IRBT. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iRobot during the 1st quarter worth about $29,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iRobot during the 4th quarter worth about $58,000. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA increased its position in shares of iRobot by 16.7% during the 1st quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $82,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. American Research & Management Co. acquired a new stake in shares of iRobot during the 1st quarter worth about $118,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of iRobot by 25.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,852 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 373 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.16% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Andrew Miller sold 878 shares of iRobot stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.97, for a total transaction of $80,749.66. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,305,882.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Colin M. Angle sold 11,486 shares of iRobot stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.07, for a total transaction of $1,000,086.02. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 402,368 shares in the company, valued at $35,034,181.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 25,523 shares of company stock valued at $2,400,941 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.01% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of iRobot from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $95.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, June 26th. Citigroup set a $95.00 target price on shares of iRobot and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on shares of iRobot from $88.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $126.87 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. iRobot currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.36.

IRBT opened at $90.31 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 3.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The firm has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a PE ratio of 20.71, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.61. iRobot Co. has a 1-year low of $70.86 and a 1-year high of $132.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $89.99.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $237.66 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $251.40 million. iRobot had a net margin of 8.09% and a return on equity of 17.64%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that iRobot Co. will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About iRobot

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; and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stairs.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT)

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Fmr LLC Sells 59715 Shares of iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT)

Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $126.87 target price on the stock. in a research …

iRobot logoFMR LLC lowered its position in shares of iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) by 2.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,529,357 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 59,715 shares during the quarter. FMR LLC owned approximately 9.01% of iRobot worth $297,680,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC bought a new position in shares of iRobot in the 1st quarter valued at about $29,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of iRobot in the 4th quarter valued at about $58,000. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA boosted its stake in shares of iRobot by 16.7% in the 1st quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $82,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. American Research & Management Co. bought a new position in shares of iRobot in the 1st quarter valued at about $118,000. Finally, Lakeview Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of iRobot in the 1st quarter valued at about $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.16% of the company’s stock.

IRBT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of iRobot in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. Needham & Company LLC lowered shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $126.87 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on shares of iRobot from $88.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. ValuEngine lowered shares of iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of iRobot from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $114.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. iRobot currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $109.36.

In other news, Director Deborah G. Ellinger sold 2,000 shares of iRobot stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total value of $260,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 16,726 shares in the company, valued at $2,174,380. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Russell J. Campanello sold 11,159 shares of iRobot stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.00, for a total transaction of $1,060,105.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 28,791 shares in the company, valued at $2,735,145. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 25,523 shares of company stock worth $2,400,941. Insiders own 3.01% of the company’s stock.

iRobot stock opened at $90.31 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 3.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. iRobot Co. has a fifty-two week low of $70.86 and a fifty-two week high of $132.88. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $89.99. The company has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.61.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.16. iRobot had a net margin of 8.09% and a return on equity of 17.64%. The firm had revenue of $237.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $251.40 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts anticipate that iRobot Co. will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

iRobot Company Profile

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; and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stairs.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT)

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Insider Selling: iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) Director Sells 878 Shares of Stock

iRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) Director Andrew Miller sold 878 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The shares were …

iRobot logoiRobot Co. (NASDAQ:IRBT) Director Andrew Miller sold 878 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.97, for a total value of $80,749.66. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 14,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,305,882.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

NASDAQ IRBT traded down $0.98 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $90.31. 655,614 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 481,610. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $89.99. iRobot Co. has a 1-year low of $70.86 and a 1-year high of $132.88. The stock has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a current ratio of 3.22, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The industrial products company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.16. iRobot had a return on equity of 17.64% and a net margin of 8.09%. The business had revenue of $237.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $251.40 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that iRobot Co. will post 3.16 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of iRobot in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Citigroup set a $95.00 target price on iRobot and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised iRobot from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $114.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, April 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on iRobot from $88.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut iRobot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $126.87 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $109.36.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC bought a new position in shares of iRobot in the first quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iRobot during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $39,000. Bruderman Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of iRobot during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $58,000. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA increased its position in shares of iRobot by 16.7% during the first quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $82,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Optimum Investment Advisors increased its position in shares of iRobot by 225.0% during the fourth quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 1,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $84,000 after acquiring an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.16% of the company’s stock.

About iRobot

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; and Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stairs.

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Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT)

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