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Whirlpool: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $170 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Benton Harbor, Michigan-based company said it had net income of $2.64. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $4.75 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.30 per share.

The maker of Maytag, KitchenAid and other appliances posted revenue of $5.66 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.74 billion.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $183 million, or $2.72 per share, swinging to a loss in the period. Revenue was reported as $21.04 billion.

Whirlpool expects full-year earnings in the range of $14 to $15 per share.

Whirlpool shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 5.5 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $124.48, a decrease of 33 percent in the last 12 months.

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