Johnson Controls International (NYSE: JCI) and QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Johnson Controls International has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QF Liquidation has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Johnson Controls International and QF Liquidation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Johnson Controls International||0||10||9||0||2.47|
Johnson Controls International currently has a consensus price target of $47.62, indicating a potential upside of 26.50%. Given Johnson Controls International’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Johnson Controls International is more favorable than QF Liquidation.
Johnson Controls International pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. QF Liquidation does not pay a dividend. Johnson Controls International pays out 58.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Johnson Controls International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Johnson Controls International and QF Liquidation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Johnson Controls International||$30.17 billion||1.15||$1.61 billion||$1.71||22.01|
|QF Liquidation||$34.10 million||0.01||-$14.92 million||N/A||N/A|
Johnson Controls International has higher revenue and earnings than QF Liquidation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
89.7% of Johnson Controls International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Johnson Controls International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Johnson Controls International and QF Liquidation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Johnson Controls International||6.32%||11.91%||4.89%|
Johnson Controls International beats QF Liquidation on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Johnson Controls International
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a technology company. The Company provides products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and seating and interior systems for automobiles. The Company operates in two segments: Building Efficiency and Power Solutions. The Building Efficiency segment offers designing, producing, marketing and installing integrated heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, building management systems, controls, security and mechanical equipment. The Power Solutions segment offers lead-acid automotive batteries for passenger cars, light trucks and utility vehicles. The Company serves both automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The Company also supplies advanced battery technologies to power start-stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.
About QF Liquidation
QF Liquidation Inc, formerly Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is engaged in the development and production of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage tanks and packaged fuel storage systems and in the integration of vehicle system technologies, including engine and vehicle control systems and drivetrains. It operates through Fuel Storage & Systems and Corporate segments. It produces CNG storage tanks and fully-integrated natural gas storage systems to truck and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. Its products include high pressure gaseous fuel tanks, packaged fuel system modules, gaseous fuel electronic vehicle control systems and software, and other. It also offers services, including fuel storage and system design and validation, testing and validation, certification and compliance, production engineering and manufacturing process development, vehicle level assembly, training, and service and warranty.
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