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|Day's Range||131.42 - 136.11|
|52 Week Range||64.00 - 163.64|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.99|
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|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.80 (3.53%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 14, 2020|
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Europe's home appliance maker Electrolux said on Tuesday that it will report a smaller loss for the second quarter of 2020 than previously anticipated, with operating loss estimated at about 100 million crown. The Swedish company, a rival of U.S. appliance group Whirlpool Corp said the reason for the report of smaller loss for the second quarter of 2020 was due to sales growth in June and successful cost mitigation actions. In its first quarter interim report, the company said that it expects a significant second-quarter loss due to the impact of the coronavirus and saw sales plunge 30% in April.
Home appliance company Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) announced this week in an SEC filing that it expects to pay between $260 million and $280 million in restructuring costs this year, including severance pay for terminated workers. Whirlpool earlier launched cost-cutting initiatives such as limiting business travel, furloughing employees, and encouraging voluntary retirements. Whirlpool has not yet said how many employees will be terminated as a result of the new decision.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. climbed above 2.6 million on Wednesday, a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could spike to more than 100,000 a day if the fresh clusters emerging in the South and West are not brought under control.
Despite a soft sales view, Whirlpool's (WHR) cost-containment initiatives and efforts to strengthen liquidity are likely to help it stay afloat amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Whirlpool Corp.'s planned job cuts will result in about $95 million in severance and other employee-related costs, the company said in a filing Tuesday. Restructuring charges for fiscal 2020 are now seen between $260 million and $280 million, which includes a previous expectation of costs around $100 million, expenses with the job cuts, "and anticipated additional restructuring actions in 2020," the company said in the filing. The company announced its plan to cut jobs on Friday as part of its "continued cost reduction efforts." It did not say how many employees would be affected. The workforce-reduction plan includes voluntary retirement and layoffs, and it is expected to be completed this year, the appliances maker said. Shares of Whirlpool were flat in the extended session Tuesday after ending the regular trading day up 1.9%.
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Increased hours of operation at distribution centers and open communication with drivers are the common denominators among three public companies that specialize in consumer goods and office products.Those and other attributes focusing on the driver experience earned The Home Depot, Whirlpool and HNI Corp. best-of-the-best honors in the FreightWaves 2020 Shipper of Choice Awards, sponsored by Transflo.The 2020 FreightWaves Shipper of Choice seal of approval is based on how shippers perform in each of three categories — Facilities, Efficiency and Availability — relative to their peers, based on a series of measurable and qualitative responses. (An additional Above and Beyond" driver appreciation award was featured as well, based on stories plucked from social media that described shippers that went out of their way to take care of drivers and make sure they could do their job safely.)Shippers receiving recognition must first be nominated and then complete a certified survey conducted by the FreightWaves Research Group. The survey addressed operational data, hours of operation, communication protocols, dwell times, and overages/shortages/damages. Nominees were also judged by facility attributes that include availability of showers, bathrooms and break rooms for drivers.To win Best Overall, a shipper typically won one or more awards within those main categories. Office furniture manufacturer HNI Corp (NYSE: HNI) managed to snag all three."Our priority is providing our customers a great end-to-end buying experience, and a big part of that is the delivery experience," Eric Zillig, HNI's vice president of distribution and logistics, told FreightWaves."To be successful at that, we have to partner with high-performing carriers and high-performing drivers, and to maintain a relationship with them, we have to be easy to do business with and be a good partner — which is another way of saying you're a shipper of choice."Zillig said he tries to provide "as large a window as possible" for the roughly 30 carriers HNI works with for scheduling load pickups so that drivers can better schedule their workday.Last year, HNI created its own in-house driver app, Loaded with Pride, to enhance communication with drivers. Drivers can install the app on a phone or tablet to allow them to provide instant feedback on the delivery."We were looking for drivers to use the app to comment on our loading practices," Zillig said. "In addition, we received good feedback around things like hours of operation and warehouses that were tough to get into. So we've been able to identify issues and come up with solutions."The world's leading major home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), which in addition to honors for overall winner took awards for Efficiency and Availability, has been a longtime proponent of shipper-of-choice awareness."It became a theme in the industry several years ago," Kara Hegg, Whirlpool Corp.'s manager of supply chain and logistics, told FreightWaves. "Our team wanted to know how we stacked up against others and worked to figure out how to measure the perception. We collected data and focused on our biggest opportunities for improvement."With 12 factory distribution centers feeding into 12 regional distribution centers that in turn connect to the company's local distribution network for final-mile home delivery, securing trust with carrier and driver partners is critical for maintaining efficiency throughout the company's logistics network Hegg said."We work really hard on the relationship to understand what's important to our carriers. It is critical to be a good partner to ensure capacity isn't walking away from us."The Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD), which also won in the Availability and Facilities categories, has been committed to being a shipper of choice. As part of its One Home Depot initiative, the company is investing roughly $1.2 billion in its One Supply Chain network. The investment "is designed to continue to improve productivity and connectivity across our supply chain platforms to achieve the fastest, most efficient delivery capabilities in home improvement," the company stated.The retailer, which racked up $110 billion in sales in fiscal 2019, is investing in approximately 150 new facilities to drive speed and delivery reliability for customers, it stated. The build-out will continue to ramp up, with the largest number of new facilities coming online in 2021 and 2022.In addition to The Home Depot, Whirlpool and HNI, the 12 Best Overall Shipper of Choice winners include (in alphabetical order): * Agri-Mark * Costa Farms * KraftHeinz * Nestle Purina PetCare Co. * Nestle Waters * Schreiber Foods * Syngenta * Tyson Foods * Weston Foods Click here to learn more about Transflo's new Electronic Bill of Lading for Shippers.See more from Benzinga * Heat Wave Hitting California Freight Markets This Week (With Forecast Video) * Selling Safer Trucks Into A Pandemic * Logistics Technology Update: Building an IT continuity plan(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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Whirlpool Corporation (WHR), Dow (DOW) and Reynolds Consumer Products (REYN) are teaming up to create PAPR, powered, air-purifying respirators.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- After a prolonged shutdown, Ford Motor Co. officially resumed production at its North American factories this week. It hasn’t been as smooth a process as the company might have hoped: Ford had to temporarily close two critical facilities this week to allow for a deep cleaning after workers tested positive for the coronavirus. An Explorer SUV plant in Chicago was closed a second time after an employee at a nearby supplier facility tested positive for the virus, causing a parts shortage.This is the reality of manufacturing for the time being as companies fret about worker safety and the legal and reputational risks of not doing enough to protect employees. Unlike Ford, whose products fall into a category of consumer spending that’s become even more discretionary amid the pandemic, wide swaths of the industrial sector were deemed essential and allowed to remain operational. Those companies, too, have had their share of growing pains as they adjust to a new way of working.Boeing Co. temporarily closed its factories in the Puget Sound area in March after a worker died of the coronavirus and later briefly shuttered work at its 787 plant in South Carolina. CBS Minnesota reported earlier this month that a Honeywell International Inc. facility in Minneapolis had closed after a worker tested positive. Whirlpool Corp. closed its Amana, Iowa, refrigerator plant at least twice after employees tested positive for the virus, according to the Gazette local paper. Deere & Co. and Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA are among the many others that have had to close plants on a limited basis to avoid outbreaks among workers. Lockheed Martin Corp., meanwhile, said this week it will temporarily slow production of the F-35 fighter jet because of delays at suppliers. It’s a lot harder, though, to bring factories back to life than it is to just figure it out as you go along. Ford may be a manufacturer, but because it’s one of the few to have experienced an extended lockdown, it’s arguably a better benchmark for the non-industrial economy. You better believe that office-based companies that have sent most of their workers home are keeping a close eye on how the likes of Ford fare in flipping the switch back on. Seeing the automaker’s setbacks this week, companies that can operate without their employees clustered in the same place may be less keen to rush back. They’re getting a more continuous stream of work out of their employees now than they would if they had to hit the pause button and clear out the office every few weeks. And the mixed messages from the White House aren't helpful: President Donald Trump is due to visit a Ford factory in Michigan that’s been converted to ventilator production and has been wishy-washy on whether he will adhere to the company’s face-mask requirements. Already, American Express Co. CEO Steve Squeri and Visa Inc. CEO Al Kelly said this week that most of their employees would work from home for the rest of the year. Some 28% of employers recently surveyed by Challenger, Gray & Christmas said they would make work-from-home arrangements permanent for at least some employees. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and social media site Twitter Inc. are among those who have publicly said remote working will be their indefinite default option. Facebook Inc. said Thursday it would follow suit and move to a more permanent remote workforce.At the end of the day, manufacturing or non-manufacturing, it's all interconnected. How permanent this shift to work from home will be is debatable, but if companies end up needing less office space, by default that means fewer HVAC systems, commercial lighting, fire and security products or even 3M Co.’s Post-it notes. And if workers aren’t going to be commuting, do they still need to buy cars from Ford? There's a lot riding on getting reopening right. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brooke Sutherland is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and industrial companies. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Christian Gianni, Whirlpool VP of Technology, joins Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the creation of respirators, alongside its partner Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products. Gianni also weighs in the potential for future innovation at Whirlpool.
Whirlpool Corp. , Dow Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. said Thursday they were collaborating to to provide respirators to health care workers, who are struggling with a lack of personal protective equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies said the equipment being made is a protective piece of headgear and respirator system made and sold through WIN Health Labs LLC. The equipment includes a powered, air-purifying respirator, or PAPR. Whirlpool designed and made the headset, Dow provided the polyethylene resin for the hoods and Hefty bags-maker Reynolds Consumer designed and produced the disposable hood. Volkswagen of America helped connect materials and supply chain partners.
As a side effect of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, home appliance manufacturers such as Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and retailers like Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) or Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) may profit from a new trend in purchases as people stock up on the freezers needed to store extra food during and after the outbreak. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, or AHAM, pandemic buying has boosted deep freezer sales by approximately 45% year over year during the first quarter. Anecdotal evidence from appliance store owners supports the figures.
Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux on Thursday warned it expected to make a significant second-quarter loss due to headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic, after it beat earnings forecasts in the first three months of the year. The rival of U.S. Whirlpool said first-quarter operating earnings were 122 million Swedish crowns ($12.42 million), up from a 53 million loss in the year-ago quarter, which was marred by large one-off costs, and above the 19 million profit seen in a Refinitiv analyst poll.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") assigned a Baa1 rating to Whirlpool Corporation's ("Whirlpool") new $500 million senior unsecured 30-year notes. Last week, Whirlpool also put in place a new $500 million 364-day revolver which is not rated. Moody's expects that Whirlpool's operating performance will be negatively impacted in 2020 by lower demand for its products as a result of weakening global economic conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Joining me today are Marc Bitzer, our chairman and chief executive officer; and Jim Peters, our chief financial officer. Before we begin, I remind you that as we conduct this call, we will be making forward-looking statements to assist you in understanding Whirlpool Corporation's future expectations.
As consumers bake more, strong sales growth of KitchenAid stand mixers was icing on the cake in Whirlpool's latest quarterly results.