| Whirlpool is a home appliance company. Co. manufactures and markets a line of home appliances and related products. Co.'s principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers and other small domestic appliances. Co. manufactures and markets products under brand names such as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Hotpoint. Co.'s operating and reportable segments consist of North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our WHR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute WHR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing WHR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing WHR's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of WHR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
WHR market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like WHR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching WHR by allowing them to research the WHR market cap history.