U.S. Markets open in 1 hr 23 mins

Johnson Controls (JCI) Trends Down on Several Divestitures

Zacks Equity Research

On Dec 14, we issued an updated research report on Johnson Controls International plc JCI.

Johnson Controls International is a diversified technology and a multi industrial company. In recent times, the company has resorted to divestiture of several businesses, which is adversely impacting the company’s profits and revenues. Notably, in October 2017, the company closed the divestiture of Scott Safety to 3M. Prior to this, on March 2017, the company also closed the divestiture of its ADT South Africa business. High separation costs associated with these divestitures are straining its revenues and profits.  

In Oct 2017, the company completed divesting Scott Safety to 3M. Prior to this, in March 2017, the company also completed the divestiture of its ADT South Africa business. These divestitures are resulting in high separation costs, thus adversely affecting its revenues and profits.

The company is also vulnerable to volatility in commodity prices. Commodities with high volatility used in the Building Efficiency business are steel, aluminum, copper and fuel, while lead is used in the Power Solutions business.

Over the past 30 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the company’s yearly earnings has declined 0.7% to $2.78 per share. Shares of the company have underperformed the industry it belongs to in the last six months. The company’s share price has declined 10.8%, while the industry lost 5.4%.


Currently, Johnson Controls has a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

A few better-ranked automobile stocks in the same space are Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. ALSN, AB Volvo VLVLY and Wabco Holdings Inc. WBC. While Allison Transmission and Volvo sport a Zacks Rank #1, while Wabco Holdings has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Allison Transmission has a long-term growth rate of 10%. Shares of the company have gained 21.1% year to date.

Volvo has a long-term growth rate of 15%. Shares of the company have gained 59.8% on a year-to-date basis.

Wabco Holdings has a long-term growth rate of 15%. Its shares have rallied 32.8% year to date.

Investor Alert: Breakthroughs Pending

A medical advance is now at the flashpoint between theory and realization. Billions of dollars in research have poured into it. Companies are already generating substantial revenue, and even more wondrous products are in the pipeline.

Cures for a variety of deadly diseases are in sight, and so are big potential profits for early investors. Zacks names 5 stocks to buy now.

Click here to see them >>

 


Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
 
Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Wabco Holdings Inc. (WBC) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Volvo Ab (VLVLY) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.