As part of our ongoing series here at The Acquirer’s Multiple, we provide this feature article titled ‘Stock in Focus‘ where we focus on one of the stocks from our Stock Screeners.
One of the cheapest stocks in our Stock Screeners is Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR).
Whirlpool Corp is a global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances and related products. Its segments consist of North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Most of the company’s sales occur in North America. Products are divided into various classes, including laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, and others. The majority of revenue is derived from the laundry appliances and refrigerators and freezers classes. Whirlpool also sells its products to other manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for resale across its geographic segments. The company’s major international brands include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, and Brastemp among others.
A quick look at the share price history for Whirlpool Corp (below) over the past twelve months shows that the price is up 24%. Here’s why the company is undervalued.
Market Cap: $13.93 Billion
Enterprise Value: $17.23 Billion
Operating Earnings: $2.59 Billion
Acquirer’s Multiple: 6.64
Free Cash Flow (TTM)
Free Cash Flow: $2.45 Billion
FCF/EV Yield: 14%
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.84
Beneish M-Score: -2.40
Shareholder Yield: 3%
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