Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electrical equipment maker AZZ
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AZZ's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Fort Worth, Texas (1956)|
|Market Cap||$499.4 million|
|Industry||Heavy electrical equipment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$432.6 million|
CEO David Dingus (since 2001)
CFO Dana Perry (since 2004)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$149.1 million / $225 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
This past summer, polterziets tapped AZZ as an attractive total return opportunity: "Growing company with healthy dividend -- what a great combo! Also has solid margins and liquidity compared to industry."
In fact, AZZ boasts a solid three-year average operating margin of 17.2%. That's higher than that of much larger rivals like ABB (13.1%), Eaton (8%), and GE (9.4%).
CAPS member GingerTwin expands on the outperform argument:
AZZ is not new, but has a strong position in its sector. And this sector is growing out of necessity due to the use of power by almost everyone. And remember, the number of those people is rising, as well as the increase of devices and equipment that demand energy.
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