Remy International (NASDAQ: REMY) and Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) are both consumer goods companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Remy International and Johnson Controls International PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Remy International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Johnson Controls International PLC $45.13 billion 0.82 $4.35 billion ($0.51) -78.00

Johnson Controls International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Remy International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.2% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Remy International N/A N/A N/A
Johnson Controls International PLC -0.43% 11.74% 4.77%

Dividends

Johnson Controls International PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Remy International does not pay a dividend. Johnson Controls International PLC pays out -196.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Remy International has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Remy International and Johnson Controls International PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Remy International 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 $50.19, indicating a potential upside of 26.16%. Given Johnson Controls International PLC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Johnson Controls International PLC is more favorable than Remy International.

Summary

Johnson Controls International PLC beats Remy International on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Remy International

Remy International, Inc. (Remy) is a global vehicular parts designer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket and original equipment electrical components for automobiles, light trucks, heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles. Remy sells its products worldwide primarily under the Delco Remy, Remy, and World Wide Automotive brand names. The Company’s products include light-duty and heavy-duty starters and alternators for both the original equipment and the remanufactured markets, and hybrid power technology. These products are principally sold or distributed to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for both original equipment manufacture and aftermarket operations, as well as to warehouse distributors and retail automotive parts chains. The Company sells its products principally in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. In January 2014, Remy International, Inc. acquired all assets of USA Industries.

About Johnson Controls International PLC

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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