QF Liquidation (NASDAQ: QTWW) and Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) are both consumer goods companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for QF Liquidation and Johnson Controls International PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QF Liquidation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Johnson Controls International PLC 0 8 12 0 2.60

Johnson Controls International PLC has a consensus target price of $50.63, indicating a potential upside of 15.40%. Given Johnson Controls International PLC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Johnson Controls International PLC is more favorable than QF Liquidation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.1% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Johnson Controls International PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. QF Liquidation does not pay a dividend. Johnson Controls International PLC pays out -194.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. QF Liquidation has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QF Liquidation -49.94% -77.58% -27.36%
Johnson Controls International PLC -1.69% 11.97% 4.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QF Liquidation and Johnson Controls International PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QF Liquidation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Johnson Controls International PLC $42.60 billion 0.97 $4.00 billion ($0.51) -85.41

Johnson Controls International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than QF Liquidation.

Summary

Johnson Controls International PLC beats QF Liquidation on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

QF Liquidation 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.

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.

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