5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Johnson Controls
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto parts and building efficiency specialist Johnson Controls (NYS: JCI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Johnson Controls' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Johnson Controls facts
Auto parts and equipment
|Chairman/CEO Stephen Roell|
CFO R. Bruce McDonald
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$335 million / $5.2 billion
|Honeywell International (NYS: HON) |
Lennox International (NYS: LII)
United Technologies (NYS: UTX)
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
A couple of months ago, polterziets succinctly summed up the Johnson Controls bull case: "Good battery play, but more diversified than small cap firms. Strong automotive systems market share."
Over the next five years, in fact, Johnson Controls is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 18% annually. That's faster than competitors like Honeywell (14%), Lennox (14%), and United Tech (12%).
CAPS member OnTheClock expands on the outperform argument:
JCI seems well positioned in the ever-growing market of "Green" energy and cost / consumption reduction leveraging technologies to enhance and improve efficiencies. While they have a play in the battery market, I think their concentration should be directed more toward HVAC, as batteries are a high cost, low revenue venture that seems to have too many players that will drive too much cost competition.
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