Whirlpool misses 4Q profit forecasts
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $180 million.
The Benton Harbor, Michigan-based company said it had profit of $2.36 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $4.33 per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.52 per share.
The maker of Maytag, KitchenAid and other appliances posted revenue of $5.66 billion in the period, exceeding Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.58 billion.
For the year, the company reported profit of $888 million, or $11.50 per share. Revenue was reported as $20.72 billion.
Whirlpool expects full-year earnings in the range of $15.25 to $16.25 per share.
Whirlpool shares have risen roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed nearly 3 percent. The stock has risen 43 percent in the last 12 months.
This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WHR at https://www.zacks.com/ap/WHR
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