Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto interior specialist Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Johnson facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Milwaukee (1885)

Market Cap

$19.4 billion


Auto parts and equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$33.1 billion


CEO Stephen Roell (since 2007)
CFO R. Bruce McDonald (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$908.0 million / $3.4 billion

Dividend Yield



Siemens (NYSE: SI)
Honeywell International (NYSE: HON)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,029 members who have rated Johnson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include gtucker7848 and taylor4u.

Two weeks ago, CAPS investor gtucker7848 tapped Johnson as diversified way to go for growth: "Diverse company involved in several segments of economy which will be high growth in the near term (namely automotive interiors and building energy conservation). Also has strong asian exposure, particularly in China."

It's hard enough finding a single, high-quality business that seems perfectly positioned for the future. But as a big leader in the HVAC services, auto interior, and absorbent glass mat (AGM) battery markets, many Fools think Johnson represents a tasty triple play on rebounding global demand. More importantly, with a lower debt/equity ratio than its close rivals in the building-efficiency business, Honeywell and Siemens, as well as its main foe in the automotive-experience segment, Lear, Johnson looks like a relatively safe way to bet.

CAPS member taylor4u sums it up:

I like all of the businesses Johnson Controls is in right now. The Automotive unit will benefit from the rebound in car sales, the Power Solutions unit will benefit from the popularity of hybrid cars and the Building Efficiency unit will benefit from building owners wanting to save money by conserving energy. Plus the whole company will benefit from their growth in China.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.