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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

(Mark One)

 

x

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006

 

OR

 

 

¨

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission file number 1-3932

 

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

38-1490038

(State of Incorporation)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

2000 North M-63, Benton Harbor, Michigan

 

49022-2692

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (269) 923-5000

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $1.00 per share

 

Chicago Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange

Preferred Stock Purchase Rights

 

Chicago Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange

7 3/4% Debentures due 2016

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

NONE

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933. Yes x No¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, or an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (check one)

 

 

 

 

 

Large Accelerated Filer x

 

Accelerated Filer¨

 

Non-Accelerated Filer ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes¨ No x

 

The aggregate market value of the voting stock of the registrant held by stockholders not including voting stock held by directors and executive officers of the registrant and certain employee plans of the registrant (the exclusion of such shares shall not be deemed an admission by the registrant that any such person is an affiliate of the registrant) at the close of business on June 30, 2006 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter) was $6,318,461,454.

 

On February 22, 2007, the registrant had 78,697,787 shares of common stock outstanding.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

Portions of the following documents are incorporated herein by reference into the Part of the Form 10-K indicated:

 

 

 

 

Document

 

Part of Form 10-K into

which incorporated

The registrant’s proxy statement for the 2007 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Proxy Statement”)

 

Part III

 

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PART I

 

ITEM 1.    Business.

 

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, was incorporated in 1955 under the laws of Delaware as the successor to a business that traces its origin to 1898. Whirlpool manufactures products in 12 countries under 14 principal brand names and markets products in nearly every country around the world. As of December 31, 2006, we had approximately 73,000 employees.

 

As used herein, and except where the context otherwise requires, “Whirlpool,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Whirlpool Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

Products and Markets

 

Whirlpool manufactures and markets a full line of major appliances and related products, primarily for home use. Our principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, room air-conditioning equipment, and mixers and other small household appliances. We also produce hermetic compressors for refrigeration systems.

 

For each class of products which accounted for 10% or more of our consolidated net sales over the last three years, the following table lists the total net sales of each class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Percent in

2006

  

Year ended December 31 (millions of dollars)


 

Class of Similar Products

  

  

2006


    

2005


    

2004


 

Home Laundry Appliances

  

30%

  

$

5,474

    

$

4,425

    

$

4,070

 

Home Refrigerators and Freezers

  

30%

  

$

5,341

    

$

4,506

    

$

3,879

 

Home Cooking Appliances

  

16%

  

$

2,909

    

$

2,186

    

$

2,021

 

Other

  

24%

  

$

4,356

    

$

3,200

    

$

3,250

 

 

  



  





    





    





 

Net Sales

  

100%

  

$

18,080

    

$

14,317

    

$

13,220

 

 

  



  





    





    





 

 

In North America, Whirlpool markets and distributes major home appliances and portable appliances under a variety of brand names. In the United States, we market and distribute products under the Whirlpool , Maytag , KitchenAid , Jenn-Air , Roper , Estate , Admiral , Magic Chef , Amana , and Inglis brand names primarily to retailers, distributors, and builders. In Canada, we market and distribute major home appliances under the Inglis , Admiral , Whirlpool , Maytag , Jenn-Air , Magic Chef , Amana , Roper , and KitchenAid brand names. In Mexico, we market and distribute major home appliances under the Whirlpool , Maytag , Jenn-Air , Acros , KitchenAid , Estate , Roper , and Supermatic brand names. We sell some products to other manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for resale in North America under those manufacturers’ and retailers’ respective brand names. We have manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

 

Whirlpool is a major supplier to Sears of laundry, refrigerator, dishwasher, and trash compactor home appliances. Sears markets some of the products that we supply to them under its Kenmore brand name. Sears is also a major outlet for our Whirlpool , Maytag , KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, and Amana brand products. In 2006, approximately 14% of our consolidated net sales were attributable to sales to Sears.

 

In Whirlpool’s European region, we market and distribute our major home appliances under the Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Bauknecht, Ignis , Laden , and Polar brand names, and major and portable appliances under the KitchenAid brand name. In addition to our extensive operations in Western Europe, we have sales subsidiaries in Russia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Morocco, and Turkey, with representative offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro. Whirlpool markets a full line of products under the Whirlpool , KIC, and Ignis brand names in South

 

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Africa. Whirlpool’s European operations also sell products carrying the Whirlpool, Bauknecht, and Ignis brand names to distributors and dealers in Africa and the Middle East. Whirlpool has manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, and Sweden.

 

In Latin America, we market and distribute our major home appliances under the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Brastemp, Consul, and Eslabon de Lujo brand names. We manage appliance sales and distribution in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru through our Brazilian subsidiary, and in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay through our distributors. We manage appliance sales and distribution in Central American countries, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala, and Ecuador through Whirlpool’s North America southern region and through distributors. In Latin America, Whirlpool has manufacturing facilities in Brazil.

 

In Asia, Whirlpool has organized the marketing and distribution of its major home appliances into five operating groups: (1) China, which includes mainland China; (2) Hong Kong and Taiwan; (3) India, which includes Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal; (4) Oceania, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands; and (5) Southeast Asia, which includes Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Korea, and Japan. We market and sell our products in Asia under the Whirlpool , Maytag , KitchenAid , Bauknecht, and Ignis brand names by a combination of direct sales to appliance retailers and chain stores and through full-service distributors to a large network of retail stores. In Asia, Whirlpool has manufacturing facilities in China and India.

 
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