Should I Invest in IMI?http://www.fool.com/investing/international/2013/01/20/should-i-invest-in-imi.aspx Kevin Godbold
January 20, 2013
LONDON -- To me, capital growth and dividend income are equally important. Together, they provide the total return from any share investment, and, as you might expect, my aim is to invest in companies that can beat the total return delivered by the wider market.
To put that aim into perspective, the FTSE 100 has provided investors with a total return of around 3% per annum since January 2008.
Quality and value
So this series aims to identify appealing FTSE 100 investment opportunities, and today I'm looking at IMI (LSE: IMI), an international engineering company.
With the shares at 1140 pence, IMI's market cap is 3,666 million pounds.
This table summarizes the firm's recent financial record:
The recent half-year results showed steady progress at IMI, which opera