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Central Zone - Subject Company – Whirlpool of India Ltd. – Season 2015-16

posted Sep 7, 2015, 4:55 AM by Research Challenge India   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 4:56 AM ]

Central Zone – Whirlpool of India Ltd.

Ticker: 500238 (BSE), WHIRLPOOL (NSE)

Sector - Consumer Electronics

Website -  http://www.whirlpoolindia.com/discover-whirlpool-the-company-lp    

 

 

Profile:  Whirlpool entered India in the late 1980s as part of its global expansion strategy. It forayed into the market under a joint venture with TVS group and established the first Whirlpool manufacturing facility in Pondicherry for washing machine category. In 1995 Whirlpool acquired Kelvinator India Limited and marked an entry into the refrigerator market as well. The same year the company also saw acquisition of major shares in TVS joint venture and later in 1996, Kelvinator and TVS acquisitions were merged to create, Whirlpool of India Limited. This expanded the company's portfolio in the Indian subcontinent to washing machines, refrigerator, microwave ovens and air conditioners. Whirlpool of India Limited headquartered in Gurgaon, is now one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of major home appliances in the country. The company owns three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Faridabad, Pondicherry and Pune. Each of the manufacturing set-up features an infrastructure that is witness of Whirlpool's commitment to providing its consumer with forward looking solutions.

 

Students are requested to start their own readings/secondary research on the company. We will announce the Con Call date shortly. Please email us at team@iaipirc.org for any questions. To check your college zone, please click here

Official Rules – 2015-16

2.4 Research

Only Team Members may conduct research on the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Teams may use only publicly available information6 in conducting their research.

a) Teams may utilize their Industry Mentor and/or Faculty Adviser as resources, but may not enlist the help of any other professionals in conducting research specific to the Subject Company.

b) The Written Reports and Presentations should be prepared from the perspective of an independent research analyst.

c) Teams can read existing research on the Subject Company, but all analysis should be their own; they may not copy analysis (i.e., plagiarize) from another source into their Written Reports or Presentations. Sourced information should be properly cited using a generally accepted citation system.

d) Teams may not have contact with the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge other than during the below-described informational session and the one permitted follow-up communication.

The Subject Company may provide Teams with an informational session. The informational session may include a question and answer session during which time Teams may pose questions to the Subject Company and the Subject Company may respond. Teams may send one follow-up communication to the Subject Company. When contacting the Subject Company, each Team must confine its contact to those corporate officers who normally interact with investors, such as IR officers, CEO’s or CFO’s. Teams may not contact the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge other than the informational session, the question-and-answer session, and the one permitted follow-up communication.

Teams may contact the Subject Company’s customers, competitors, former employees, and suppliers in conducting research, including surveys; however, each Team Member must identify him/herself as a student and disclose his/her participation in the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Prior to contacting the Subject Company, its customers, competitors, former employees, or suppliers, the Team must submit its questions to the Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor. The Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor must participate in each contact but only for the purpose of ensuring that no material non-public information is discussed. Faculty Advisers and Industry Mentors are not permitted to ask any questions or provide any opinions on the Subject Company. The Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor time while monitoring this kind of contact will not count towards the maximum number of hours allotted for Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor involvement.
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