Head-To-Head Analysis: Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI) and QF Liquidation (QTWWQ)

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE: JCI) and QF Liquidation (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.9% of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of QF Liquidation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QF Liquidation has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 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 plc Ordinary Share pays out 58.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and QF Liquidation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 0 10 9 0 2.47
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share presently has a consensus target price of $47.62, suggesting a potential upside of 27.86%. Given Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and QF Liquidation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share $30.17 billion 1.14 $1.61 billion $1.71 21.78
QF Liquidation $34.10 million 0.01 -$14.92 million N/A N/A

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share has higher revenue and earnings than QF Liquidation.

Profitability

This table compares Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share and QF Liquidation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share 6.32% 11.91% 4.89%
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share beats QF Liquidation on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share

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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