Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide (OTCMKTS:QTWWQ) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Johnson Controls International PLC and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Johnson Controls International PLC 6.32% 11.91% 4.89%
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Johnson Controls International PLC has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Johnson Controls International PLC and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Johnson Controls International PLC 0 10 9 0 2.47
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A

Johnson Controls International PLC currently has a consensus price target of $47.62, suggesting a potential upside of 32.04%. Given Johnson Controls International PLC’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Johnson Controls International PLC is more favorable than Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide.

Dividends

Johnson Controls International PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide does not pay a dividend. Johnson Controls International PLC pays out -54.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Johnson Controls International PLC has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Johnson Controls International PLC and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Johnson Controls International PLC $30.17 billion 1.11 $1.61 billion ($1.82) -19.81
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide $34.10 million 0.01 -$14.92 million N/A N/A

Johnson Controls International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.3% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Johnson Controls International PLC beats Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Johnson Controls International PLC Company Profile

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.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Company Profile

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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