BorgWarner Inc (NYSE:BWA) 12/02/2010 Outperform
Price: $65.27 12/2/10
Market Cap: $7.2 bil
Book Value: $20.26/share
Price to Book: 3.22
Annual Sales: $5.3 bil
Profit: $318.4 mil
Expected Profit/share: $3.36
Debt: $1.0 bil
BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in several countries. Customers include Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, Navistar, PSA and VW Group. (Company Press Release)
Reason for Outperform Rating:
Auto sales are showing a stronger than expected recovery in recent months. BorgWarner is the world leader in manufacturing fuel efficient drive train and engine components. Countries world-wide are imposing new fuel efficiency standards for passenger automobiles. I see this as a positive for BWA's future earnings. Although the stock has had a recent run up in price I see a long-term opportunity for increased earnings and PE expansion. BWA is currently trading at approximately 16 times next years earnings. I recently wrote favorably about the company on Seeking Alpha's Instablog. The article can be found at seekingalpha.com/instablog/722971-auditt...
Although BorgWarner has a large global presence, including emerging markets, another downturn in US auto sales would negatively impact future earnings and therefore stock price. Rising fuel costs are not a risk for BorgWarner since this drives more people to choose fuel efficient vehicles. This would only be a risk if there was a large price spike in gasoline that caused a decrease in auto sales.
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