Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Whirlpool and NACCO Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Whirlpool and NACCO Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Whirlpool has higher revenue and earnings than NACCO Industries.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Whirlpool and NACCO Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Whirlpool presently has a consensus target price of $189.40, indicating a potential upside of 27.52%. Given Whirlpool’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Whirlpool is more favorable than NACCO Industries.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
90.3% of Whirlpool shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.0% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Whirlpool shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Whirlpool pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Whirlpool pays out 32.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Whirlpool has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Volatility and Risk
Whirlpool has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NACCO Industries has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Whirlpool beats NACCO Industries on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products. It operates through four segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Asia. The company'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 primarily under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit, and Hotpoint. 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.
About NACCO Industries
NACCO Industries, Inc. operates primarily in the mining industry. The company mines coal in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico for power generation. It provides value-added services, including maintaining and operating draglines for independently owned lime rock quarries; coal handling, processing, and drying services; and surface and mineral acquisition, and lease maintenance services. The company serves electric utilities, independent power providers, activated carbon producers, and synfuels plants. NACCO Industries, Inc. was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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