Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commercial vehicle safety and control systems supplier WABCO (NYSE: WBC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

WABCO facts

Headquarters (founded)

Piscataway, N.J. (1869)

Market Cap

$4.48 billion


Auto parts

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.36 billion


Chairman/CEO Jacques Esculier

CFO Michel Ulrich

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$92.5 million / $67.9 million

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 219 members who have rated WABCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Mongo554 and Kcearnest.

A few months ago, Mongo554 described WABCO in a purely positive light: "A real no-kidding innovator with global exposure and regulatory wind in its sails!"

WABCO even sports a solid three-year average operating margin of 8.5%. That's higher than industry peers such as BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) (6.1%), Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) (4.1%), and Magna International (NYSE: MGA) (2.2%).

CAPS member Kcearnest expands on the WABCO outperform argument:

Wabco is one those companies that Fools should be attracted to. They have an outstanding CEO in Jacques Esculier (while he was at American Standard every division he led became a top performer). They innovate beyond their competition; and are constantly delivering more than their customers expect.

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