Why Cummins 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, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins (NYSE: CMI  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cummins facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Columbus, Ind. (1919)

Market Cap

$20.5 billion

Industry

Diversified machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Thomas Linebarger
CFO Patrick Ward

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

30.4%

Cash/Debt

$1.3 billion / $801.0 million

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT  )
Detroit Diesel
Navistar International
(NYSE: NAV  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,622 members who have rated Cummins believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, macattk, succinctly summed up the Cummins bull case for our community: "Strong product line, company has good fundamentals -- strong cash flows, solid balance sheet and is positioned to benefit from next generation of engines and recovery of global economy over next several years."

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