Reviewing Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide (QTWWQ) & Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI)

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.0% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Johnson Controls International PLC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and Johnson Controls International PLC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide $34.10 million 0.01 -$14.92 million ($0.62) -0.03
Johnson Controls International PLC $30.17 billion 1.12 $1.61 billion ($1.82) -19.99

Johnson Controls International PLC has higher revenue and earnings than Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide. Johnson Controls International PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

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

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

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide and Johnson Controls International PLC, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Johnson Controls International PLC has a consensus price target of $47.62, indicating a potential upside of 30.85%. Given Johnson Controls International PLC’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly 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 2.7%. 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. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Johnson Controls International PLC beats Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

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.

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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