Sodastream International (NASDAQ: SODA) and Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sodastream International and Whirlpool, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
55.6% of Sodastream International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.3% of Whirlpool shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Whirlpool shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Sodastream International and Whirlpool’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Sodastream International has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Whirlpool has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sodastream International and Whirlpool’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sodastream International||$543.37 million||3.90||$74.38 million||$3.29||28.45|
|Whirlpool||$21.25 billion||0.49||$350.00 million||$13.74||10.81|
Whirlpool has higher revenue and earnings than Sodastream International. Whirlpool is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sodastream International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Whirlpool pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Sodastream International does not pay a dividend. Whirlpool pays out 32.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Whirlpool has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Whirlpool beats Sodastream International on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Sodastream International
SodaStream International Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells home beverage carbonation systems. Its home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water. The company offers sparkling water makers and exchangeable carbon-dioxide (CO2) cylinders, as well as consumables, such as CO2 refills, reusable carbonation bottles, and flavors; and other accessories, such as bottle cleaning materials and ice cube trays, as well as distributes Brita water filtration systems in Israel. It markets its products directly; and through individual retail stores, local distributors, and online under the SodaStream and Soda-Club brand names. As of December 31, 2016, the company sells its products through approximately 80,000 individual retail stores in 45 countries. It operates in the Americas; Western Europe; the Asia-Pacific; and Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was formerly known as Soda-Club Holdings Ltd. and changed its name to SodaStream International Ltd. in March 2010. SodaStream International Ltd. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Airport City, Israel.
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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