August 8, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and research analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.
Today, Isaac discusses the conglomerate Siemens, a company that's struggled recently along with the broader European economy. Trading at only 11 times earnings, however, Siemens could be poised for a strong rebound.
Over the past half-decade, the company has been consistently affected by hiccups, whether demand-related or driven by operations issues, but Isaac believes that its product portfolio looks very attractive going forward. Siemens provides all types of services that cut energy costs or provide energy solutions for customers, much like the Swiss-based industrial giant ABB. These types of products and services will be in high demand in an environment where energy costs are soaring. Within the industrials sector, other conglomerates like Honeywell have shown impressive growth, and Isaac believes Siemens can report similarly strong results after emerging from the economic storm in Europe.
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