Whirlpool Corporation

Industry: Tools Appliances

Fortune Rank: 136

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, Whirlpool Corporation's revenues increased 8% to $10.36B. Net income fell 4% to $296M. Revenues reflect increased unit volumes in North America and Europe due to strong consumer demand for the Company's product innovation. Net income was offset by decreased operating margins due to higher raw material costs, increased restructuring costs and higher interest expense.

Whirlpool Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. The Company manufactures in 12 countries under nine brand names and markets products to distributors and retailers in more than 170 countries. It manufactures and markets a line of appliances and related products, primarily for home use. Its principal products are home laundry appliances, home refrigerators and freezers, home cooking appliances, home dishwashers, room air-conditioning equipment and mixers and other small household appliances. Approximately 10% of its unit sales volume is purchased from other manufacturers for resale by the Company. Whirlpool also produces hermetic compressors and plastic components, primarily for the home appliance and electronics industries.

Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Whirlpool Corporation was ranked number 136 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 136th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Whirlpool Corporation achieved revenue of $17,099.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $328.00 million.

Whirlpool Corporation's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 133rd on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $18,907 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $418 million (a change of -90 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Whirlpool Corporation would be ranked 270th rather than 136th due to its profits of $328 in 2010.

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