Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto supplier BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BorgWarner facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Auburn Hills, Mich. (1987)

Market Cap

$8.2 billion


Auto parts and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.32 billion


CEO Timothy Manganello (since 2003)

CFO Robin Adams (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$432.2 million / $1.2 billion


Honeywell International (NYSE: HON)

Lear (NYSE: LEA)

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI)

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 329 members who have rated BorgWarner believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mj2boogie and IGUESS2.

Earlier this year, mj2boogie tapped BorgWarner as a rather greenish opportunity: "Continued emphasis on higher technology to make improvements in auto efficiency will help the Borg. Resistance is futile!"

As a recognized leader in fuel-efficient auto parts, BorgWarner remains a highly rated CAPS play on increasingly strict emission and fuel economy regulations. Over the next five years, BorgWarner is even expected to grow its bottom line (18.1%) at a faster pace than listed rivals Honeywell (15.3%), Lear (11.6%), and Johnson Controls (16.1%), as well as other auto parts plays like WABCO (NYSE: WBC) (15%) and Sorl Auto (Nasdaq: SORL) (17.1%).

CAPS member IGUESS2 elaborates on the bull case:

According to [BorgWarner's] executive vice president and CFO, Robin Adams, much of the growth they are enjoying is coming from Europe and Asia which or adapting stringent environmental standards. Only about 25% of growth is coming from North America. The company's three year backlog is now at $2.3 bil. Up almost 30% from last year.

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