Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, water industry equipment specialist Xylem (NYSE: XYL ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Xylem's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||White Plains, N.Y. (1995)|
|Market Cap||$5.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Gretchen McClain
CFO Michael Speetzen
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||12.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$318.0 million / $1.2 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, all 44 members who have rated Xylem believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Water is our most precious commodity, and yet many people don't realize how commoditized it will become as the world's population explodes and the demand for potable water increases. In fact, it will definitely be a crisis of the 21st Century [in my opinion].
This company is a good "one-stop shop" in terms of water purification, production, distribution, etc. and I am investing in it as a long term strategy.
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