Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ingersoll-Rand's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Dublin, Ireland (1905)|
|Market Cap||$12.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.86 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Michael Lamach
CFO Steven Shawley
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||6.3%|
|Cash / Debt||$918.1 million / $3.68 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, brokhernowhysher noted that Ingersoll-Rand is a "well run company with a stable of well respected brand names." Our CAPS member concludes: "They have managed to do well in trying times and should lead the pack as business picks up, however slowly."
Currently, Ingersoll-Rand even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 9.4. That represents a discount to other industrial giants like ABB
CAPS member hbomb14 elaborates on the bull case:
I like IR for 3 reasons: 1) margin upside related to post-housing crisis volume leverage, cost reduction programs initiated by new-ish management, and "promises" from management for 15% OM in next couple years, 2) Buying at the trough of US resi and commercial construction cycle, 3) very strong dividend growth expected & share buyback plan. Buying on the big decline post Q2 seems like a good starting point.
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