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Let's talk about one of the powerful innovations I recently discussed at my 10X Innovation Summit. We can start back in 1982, when a modified Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University became the first "connected" appliance.Source: Shutterstock By using the school's early version of the internet, students could find out what drinks were stocked.By now, you probably know the nickname for the technology within that pioneering Coke machine. We call it the "Internet of Things," or IoT for short.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlthough this technology has been around for more than 20 years, it's only recently advanced to the point of becoming cheap enough, reliable enough, small enough, and powerful enough to spread all over the world … placing us on the doorstep of a massive technological revolution.At the center of this revolution will be an explosion in efficiency across our factories, our roads, our airports, our schools, our companies, and dozens of other key places.You've surely heard about the Internet of Things. However, I'm confident you haven't heard about the most important way it will transform the world and make our lives better. This essay will fill you in. The Awesome Power of Predictive MaintenanceThe Internet of Things is the label we've given to the coming world of connected machines and their support systems: Cars, homes, refrigerators, heating systems, lighting systems, medical devices, industrial machines, oil rigs, construction equipment, elevators, ships, etc.You name it, it's going to use advanced technology to monitor itself, monitor its surroundings, and communicate with humans and other machines via the internet.Given all the devices we use every day, it's no wonder Cisco says 500 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2030. It's also no wonder IoT spending is projected to grow 55% and pass $1 trillion by 2022.When most people think of the Internet of Things, they think of neat consumer gadgets and tools. For example, a connected refrigerator can monitor how much milk you have and order more from the grocery store when you get low. Another neat application is being able to adjust the temperature inside your house from anywhere through your phone.The IoT's consumer applications are interesting and invaluable. But in my opinion, the truly huge value that will be created by the Internet of Things comes down to something I call predictive maintenance.Here's how … Predictive maintenance -- made possible by self-monitored and connected machines -- will produce an explosion in human efficiency … which will reduce our stress, increase our productivity, and increase our profits.Machines are wonderful things. They make travel easier and faster. They allow us to build modern civilization. They allow us to produce huge amounts of food, energy, and manufactured goods.However, machines break down.Every year, we lose billions of hours and billions of dollars to downtime caused by malfunctioning machines.If you've ever been stranded on the side of the road by your car … sat for two hours on an airport runway … or been frustrated by a computer on the fritz, you know what I'm talking about.Malfunctioning machines are the scourge of productivity and profits.The IoT is going to help with that … in hundreds of millions of ways every day around the world.When advanced sensors and connectivity allow machines to monitor themselves and communicate with us, it's a productivity game changer. It's a "downtime prevention" game changer.Instead of needing humans to monitor machines and fix them when they break, machines will be able to monitor themselves, spot problems, and fix those problems at the "least worst" times.This "predictive maintenance" will make us way more efficient and lower the price of everything.To wrap your head around the power of the IoT and the gigantic money- and time-saving potential of predictive maintenance, just think back to the last time a flat tire or engine trouble left you stranded on the side of the road …You probably spent at least an hour figuring out what went wrong and then fixing it. If it was a major problem, you simply didn't get to where you were going. If it was hot, cold, raining or snowing, it was probably a miserable experience. If you had small children with you on the trip, it was even bigger pain in the neck.Now … just think if your car could have alerted you to the problem before you left the driveway … and even ordered a mechanic to come out and fix the problem.Just think if the fix could have happened while you were cooking dinner the night before.No changing a flat tire in the rain … no waiting on a tow truck. No missing work or appointments.Just your car predicting the future … and changing it for the better.This time and money saving dynamic -- this predictive maintenance -- that the IoT promises will transform dozens of major industries.Money- and time-saving fixes will happen millions of times per day in dozens of sectors. We will fix problems before they become problems. Flying, building, driving, shipping, manufacturing, and producing energy will get easier, safer, and more efficient. This will put great downward pressure on prices.I love the idea of my refrigerator doing my grocery shopping for me. But as a financial analyst and investor, I'm much more interested in the IoT's ability to unleash tsunamis of efficiency and cost savings across dozens of industriesThat's what will drive businesses around the world to spend hundreds of billions of dollars with companies that make the IoT possible. That's what will create a big tailwind for companies like Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK, automated factories), Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX, machine vision), and Nokia (NYSE:NOK, networking equipment).Predictive maintenance.Fixing small problems before they become big problems.That's what makes the IoT one of the most valuable technologies -- and one of the most promising investment trends -- in the world.Matthew McCall is the founder and president of Penn Financial Group, an investment advisory firm, as well as the editor of Investment Opportunities and Early Stage Investor. He has dedicated his career to getting investors into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA), +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), +611% in Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGLY), +324% in Bitcoin Services (BTSC), just to name a few. If you're interested in making triple-digit gains from the world's biggest investment trends BEFORE anyone else, click here to learn more about Matt McCall and his investments strategy today. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post IoT: How to Invest in One of the Most Valuable Technologies on Earth appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Rockwell Automation (ROK) delivered an earnings beat in the third quarter but trimmed fiscal 2019 guidance as uncertainty with respect to global trade is weighing on customer buying patterns.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- 3M Co.’s decision to maintain its sales guidance for the year leaves the company dependent on a second-half turnaround that seems unlikely to materialize.The maker of Post-it notes and industrial adhesives reported second-quarter earnings per share on Thursday that were significantly better than analysts had expected as the company’s cost-cutting plan took hold. But sales declined 0.9% in the period after backing out the effects of M&A and currency swings. That’s in line with CEO Michael Roman’s comments in May that the second quarter was trending toward a decline similar to the 1.1% drop that 3M saw in the first quarter. That performance leaves the company with a 1% organic sales decline for the first six months of the year. And yet the company is still holding out hope that it can get to a 2% gain for 2019. That seems a bridge too far. Yes, the year-over-year comparisons get easier in the third and fourth quarters. But to push organic sales growth into positive territory, 3M likely needs to see a stabilization in China and automotive markets and avoid fresh trouble spots, RBC analyst Deane Dray wrote in report before the release. Other companies are much less sanguine about the prospects of such a recovery. Rockwell Automation Inc. also released its results on Thursday and noted weakness in markets with shorter sales cycles, including automotive, semiconductors and food and beverage. Rockwell is cutting its organic sales and earnings guidance for the full year because “uncertainty with respect to global trade is impacting some customers’ investment decisions.” Ford Motor Co., which released its results late Wednesday, did shrink its operating loss in China to $155 million in the second quarter, versus a loss of $483 million in the year-earlier period. The company said it was encouraged by that, but the Chinese economy and the vehicle market in particular are under “recent and persistent stress.” Ford’s second-quarter earnings and an updated full-year outlook both fell short of analysts’ estimates. Caterpillar Inc.’s results released on Wednesday also showed a significant slowdown in Asia amid competitive pricing pressure in China.Taken together, it’s more evidence that a Federal Reserve interest-rate cut alone may not be enough to spur investment in manufacturing activity or counteract negative trends overseas and damaging trade policy. Industrial companies have thus far borne the brunt of fallout from the U.S.-China trade war, both through the cost of tariffs and the demand slump wrought by the associated uncertainty. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to travel to China on Monday for the first high-level, face-to-face negotiations since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a tentative cease-fire at the June G-20 conference. But there remain significant differences of opinion and there’s little sign the protracted conflict will be resolved in a tidy fashion any time soon.On the bright side, 3M’s better-than-expected second-quarter earnings will go a good ways toward rebuilding the company’s reputation as a top notch operator that can defend its margins even in downturn. And CEO Roman avoids the credibility hit of yet another guidance cut (before this, the company had lowered its sales or earnings outlook five times in just one year). But the risk is that 3M has only kicked the can down the road.To contact the author of this story: Brooke Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brooke Sutherland is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and industrial companies. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Rockwell Automation Inc. shares fell 1.8% in premarket trade Thursday, after the maker of industrial automation products missed sales estimates for its fiscal third quarter and offered profit guidance that lagged consensus. Milwaukee-based Rockwell said it had net income of $261.4 million, or $2.20 a share, in the quarter to June 30, up from $198.6 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-earlier quarter. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $2.40, ahead of the $2.29 FactSet consensus. But sales fell 2% to $1.665.1 billion, below the FactSet consensus of $1.717 billion. "In general, we saw strong growth in our longer-cycle end markets, while shorter-cycle end markets weakened," Chief Executive Blake Moret said in a statement. "Organic sales growth in the quarter was led by heavy industries, including oil and gas, pulp and paper, and mining, as well as life sciences, each of which grew double digits. Growth was tempered by year-over-year declines in automotive, semiconductor, and food and beverage." The company is now expecting adjusted EPS of $8.50 to $8.70 for its full fiscal year. The FactSet consensus is for $8.82. Shares have gained 12% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 20%.
Rockwell automation is gearing up for the next industrial revolution. It expects Business-to-Business Internet of Things (IoT) like industrial sensors and connected machines are expected to increase to 5.4 billion by 2020. The CEO and Chairman of Rockwell Automation, Blake Moret joins On the Move to discuss.