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Relatively High P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of iRobot in the Household Appliances Industry (IRBT, SODA, HELE, WHR, NC)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Household Appliances industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

iRobot ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 35.77. SodaStream International is next with a a P/E ratio of 22.79. Helen of Troy ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 19.87.

Whirlpool follows with a a P/E ratio of 17.42, and NACCO Industries rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 16.33.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Whirlpool on July 18th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $178.32. Since that recommendation, shares of Whirlpool have risen 6.3%. We continue to monitor Whirlpool for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: highest p/e ratio iRobot sodastream international helen of troy Whirlpool nacco industries