Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Japanese auto giant Honda Motor
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Honda's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Tokyo (1946)|
|Market Cap||$54.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$101.2 billion|
President/CEO Takanobu Ito
CFO Satoshi Aoki
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||6%|
|Cash/Debt||$16.9 billion / $48 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, lennysims tapped Honda as a timely bargain pick: "[T]ook a real beat down but looks like I might have caught them pretty close to their low. ... [S]upply chain and whatnot appears to be getting back in order. I am also a big fan of Hondas the things just run and run."
In fact, Honda currently sports a relatively low price-to-book of 0.97. That represents a discount to U.S. competitors Ford (7.98) and GM (1.13), although it's slightly above Toyota's beaten down figure of 0.77.
CAPS member Vanheezy18 elaborates on the industry bull case:
As a car sales broker, I'm betting on this segment in general. People have not stopped buying cars. American households still own 2 1/2 cars and they still trade every 36 months on average. The automakers are going to become an outperformer as people are forced to trade in their gas-guzzlers for much more efficient vehicles. Hybrid and Electric technology is being refined to the point that within 5 years, small and midsized car owners will be crazy not to buy into the new technology.
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