Comparing Viomi Technology (VIOT) & Whirlpool (WHR)

Viomi Technology (NASDAQ:VIOT) and Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Whirlpool pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Viomi Technology does not pay a dividend. Whirlpool pays out 33.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Whirlpool has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Viomi Technology and Whirlpool’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Viomi Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Whirlpool $21.25 billion 0.36 $350.00 million $13.74 8.76

Whirlpool has higher revenue and earnings than Viomi Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Viomi Technology and Whirlpool’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viomi Technology N/A N/A N/A
Whirlpool -2.95% 23.93% 5.18%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.4% of Viomi Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of Whirlpool shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Whirlpool shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Viomi Technology and Whirlpool, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viomi Technology 0 0 2 0 3.00
Whirlpool 1 8 3 0 2.17

Viomi Technology presently has a consensus target price of $11.45, suggesting a potential upside of 45.86%. Whirlpool has a consensus target price of $144.88, suggesting a potential upside of 20.36%. Given Viomi Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Viomi Technology is more favorable than Whirlpool.

Summary

Whirlpool beats Viomi Technology on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Viomi Technology

Viomi Technology Co., Ltd, through its subsidiaries, develops and sells Internet-of-things-enabled (IoT-enabled) smart home products in the People's Republic of China. The company offers IoT-enabled smart home products, including smart water purification systems; smart kitchen products, such as refrigerators, oven steamers, dishwashers, range hoods, and gas stoves; and other smart products comprising smart water kettles, washing machines, water heaters, and others. It also provides a suite of complementary consumable products; and sells value-added businesses. The company has a strategic partner with Xiaomi Corporation. Viomi Technology Co., Ltd was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

About Whirlpool

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.

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