Why Johnson Controls 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-parts and building-efficiency specialist Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Johnson Controls facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Milwaukee (1885)

Market Cap

$21.7 billion


Auto parts and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$42.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Stephen Roell
CFO Bruce McDonald

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$268.0 million / $6.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Honeywell International (NYSE: HON  )
Lennox International
United Technologies

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 135 members who have rated Johnson Controls believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those Fools, mobilemaker, succinctly summed up the Johnson Controls bull case for our community:

Good all round financials, debt under control, strong building segments (HVAC) that will dampen any cyclical effects from the auto industry thus limiting the downside. Leaving the upside to be reaped if economy does pick up in 12 months. Reason to opt in: Wanted exposure to recovery in the auto industry but not in full measure.

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for Johnson Controls. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand-new premium report on Johnson Controls tells all sides of the story for one of the most compelling industrial plays in the market. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

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