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BorgWarner: More Growth To Come

Jul. 05, 2017 4:06 AM ETBorgWarner Inc. (BWA)


  • BorgWarner showed some very positive results in 2016.
  • The company expects 2017 to be another excellent year and foresees decent growth.
  • We look at the company's growth potential to see if we may believe them.

BorgWarner (NYSE:BWA) has always been a decent stock. Ever since its IPO in 1993, the stock has been growing at an average return of 28.75% p.a. Only just recently in 2016, the company acquired Remy, a manufacturer of starters, alternators and hybrid technologies. At the end of fiscal year 2016 the company grew its total revenue with 13%. We believe that this is just the start of BorgWarner’s chapter of growth, as we take a look at what’s next for the company.

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In its 2017 guidance the company foresees an organic revenue growth of 3.5% to 6%. In its Q1 2017 report, the company even upped net earnings expectations to between $3.5 and $3.6 per share, as a result of a lower tax rate assumption. All these numbers show expectations of very strong growth, and display an ambitious company. But can we believe BorgWarner when it says to increase in value this much, or is this just an over-estimation? We believe it’s true.

Borgwarner organic sales growthThere are several indicators that lead us to believe that BorgWarner will be able to keep up with these strong growth expectations. Firstly, there is the company’s balanced product portfolio. This might seem irrelevant, but it actually is really important in a changing market-environment. BorgWarner states that it is specialized in automotive components that allow for propulsion, as the need for propulsion is one that every car-manufacturer faces. BorgWarner makes sure that it is active in all categories of cars: classic combustion, electric and hybrid. Currently the market demand for combustion technology remains very strong, but in the future the company plans to expand more towards hybrid and electric technologies, as this is the trend.

Borgwarner segment growthIn 2016, combustion still held up the majority of sales (96.7%). All the while Hybrid and Electric only made up 3.3% of

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