Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, auto interior specialist Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has earned a coveted five-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

$25.4 billion


Auto parts

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$35.43 billion


Chairman/CEO Stephen Roell

CFO R. Bruce McDonald

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$321 million / $3.53 billion

Dividend Yield



Honeywell International (NYSE: HON)

Siemens (NYSE: SI)

Magna International (NYSE: MGA)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,076 members who have rated Johnson believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Scottmacd33 and jargonific.

Late last year, Scottmacd33 highlighted Johnson as an ideal selection: "What is not to like about this stock? Its an industry leader, solid dividend growth, great management and in an industry that is on the rise."

Johnson's massive scale, increasing diversification, and cheapish valuation continue to support its five-star CAPS status. Currently, Johnson trades at a 16.9 P/E. That's a discount to listed competitors Honeywell (21.7), Siemens (19.0), and Magna (21.1), as well as other diversified industrial giants like General Electric (NYSE: GE) (18.1) and United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) (18.0).

CAPS member jargonific elaborates on the bull case:

[Johnson] has broad scope of trade in the automotive industry and is seeking to diversify. Their car batteries are more earth friendly now that they have developed a system for recycle and disposal of them. I'd say they hold continued growth potential especially since they were probably hastily judged after a great quarterly result.

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