Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engine manufacturer Cummins (NYSE:CMI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Cummins facts

Headquarters (founded)

Columbus, Ind. (1919)

Market Cap

$7.13 billion


Diversified Machinery

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$13.31 billion


CEO Theodore Solso (since 2000)

COO N. Thomas Linebarger (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 918 of the 963 members who have rated Cummins -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Chemdawg, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and jirvineuk.

In late April, Chemdawg listed a few of the stock's bullish features: "Low debt, decent dividend, selling at 2x book should rebound nicely as the economy gets back on track."

In a pitch from late last year, jirvineuk elaborates on Cummins' attractive long-term landscape:

In the 90's they took a lot of fat (excess capacity/costs) out. Their largest competitor in the diesel engine business was Caterpillar, who recently announced that they were abandoning the loose engine market. Leaving Cummins to gobble up their 25-30% market share. So Cummins sales and profits are doing well and as they take over more of Caterpillar's business, they have built-in growth potential. … Due to the economy, you can expect durable goods to decline for the next several months. But Cummins will be less affected by this due to taking over the Caterpillar markets.

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