Why Harman Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto multimedia systems specialist Harman International Industries has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harman and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.


Headquarters (Founded)

Stamford, Conn. (1980)

Market Cap

$2.8 billion


Consumer electronics

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$4.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Dinesh Paliwal
CFO Herbert Parker

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$700.5 million / $400.8 million

Dividend Yield



Boston Acoustics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 181 members who have rated Harman believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, All-Star DrGoldin, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive investment candidate:

I'm going to watch Harman and might even plunk real money on it. Certainly the numbers look solid. People used to complain about Harman's margins, but they have improved. We're talking about a company with a [price/earnings to growth and dividend yield ratio ] down around one-third!

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