Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial vehicle safety and control systems supplier WABCO Holdings (NYSE:WBC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

WABCO facts

Headquarters (founded)

Brussels, Belgium (1869)

Market Cap

$3.9 billion


Auto parts

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Jacques Esculier

CFO Michel Ulrich

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$225.0 million / $123.1 million


Continental AG

Haldex AB

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 241 members who have rated WABCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, Motley Fool Co-Founder David Gardner (TMFSpiffyPop), tapped WABCO as a stock worth looking into:

It's held up well in a relatively tough market for trucks. It is well managed, and I like their positioning. Kind of a TransDigm Group for trucks instead of planes, based on the little that I know of it. No deep research here, just going off a hunch (more of a sector hunch than anything) -- CAPS is for fun, too. Outperform.

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