Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, water infrastructure specialist Mueller Water Products
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Mueller's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$426.9 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Gregory Hyland (since 2007)
CFO Evan Hart (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||0.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$61.2 million / $678.3 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,490 members who have rated Mueller believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[M]unicipalities are trying to cope with budget constraints, and one of the things they aren't spending money is upgrading water infrastructure. Right now, Mueller is basically surviving and waiting for clarity in the bigger macro issues. On the flip side, as long as Mueller ... stays afloat it stands to be a great buy. Eventually municipalities will need to upgrade their infrastructure because most of the infrastructure was built soon after WWII. It also has never missed a dividend payment since it first started paying it in November 2006.
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