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Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Global Industrials – Nov 2023

November 3rd, 2023 by TopGun Press

Below are some of the most topical industrial stocks in the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index based on our daily chats with global investors. Below is a link to the Investor Conviction Intel on RTX Corporation.

Renault SA

Renault has been one of the most talked about turnaround names within the automotive industry. Since the appointment of Luca de Meo as CEO in 2020, investors have warmed up to his execution of strategy and investor presentations. Many investors feel that Renault is caught in a difficult automotive environment, during which de Meo has managed to build investor confidence in not only being a car enthusiast but in delivering consistent execution of Renault’s strategy. These investors are citing de Meo as being fully competent on the marketing side of things. Although investors vote for Renault as a turnaround story in motion, they acknowledge that Renault has a checkered past with historical execution issues that are going to take skeptical investors longer to warm up to. Also, Renault’s EV strategy and scale will be under scrutiny as it pushes forward in this difficult environment to attract new investors.

Siemens AG 

Schneider Electric currently ranks higher on investor ownership votes vs. Siemens. Investors favor Schneider Electric’s electrification and energy-efficient strategy but view Siemens as having similar exposure and potentially, is a more attractive investment alternative. Some investors feel that if Siemens were to separate its business divisions segment from its train segment, it would create more demand for ownership. Leaving one side of Siemens AG’s business portfolio with parts such as electrification, electric products, and business automation. Digitalization, energy efficiency and automotive continue to be frequently discussed topics within the multi-industry space. Investors with a longer-term outlook, express favourability towards higher EV production and electrification. Long-term investors see rising energy and inflating labor costs to continue, and will drive the need for energy efficiency along with increased automation.

RTX Corporation

RTX Investor Confidence ratings dropped in 3Q. Investors have increased concerns with reliability issues with the company’s aerospace manufacturing process rather than reliability issues with the RTX’s engine itself. Investors are questioning management execution with some investors voting for significant leadership change at RTX in order to restore confidence in the name. For more constructive investors, RTX is a wait-and-see story. These investors may be more sympathetic to management giving them credit for prioritizing safety. Also, these investors feel that RTX’s past deals are not being truly reflected in its current valuation. Click here for the full report on RTX Corporation

RB Global Inc

RB Global Inc has been a controversial name dating back to its acquisition of IAA. The IAA deal raised a lot of questions as to the timing of the deal, synergies, and the true reason for management’s pursuit of the asset. Regardless of a mixed investor appetite for the IAA deal, the departure of the CEO and CFO made the story even more complex. Investors acknowledge that a stronger-than-average stomach is needed to own RB Global. Some give the board credit for releasing the CEO and CFO while others view the board as more reactive to the situation. Investors will be paying close attention to newly appointed CEO, Jim Kessler and his execution of the current strategy, and how the integration of IAA plays out over time.


Largest Changes in Investor “Commitment to Own” Global Industrials (Y/E 3Q2023 vs. Y/E 2Q2023):

Aston Martin +15.6%
Voestalpine AG +14.6%
General Electric Company +8.6%
Rolls-Royce Group PLC +7.4%


Spirit AeroSystems Holdings -10.7%
Magellan Aerospace Corporation -9.8%
Southwest Airlines -9.5%
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc -9.3%


Click here for the Investor Conviction Intel for Pipelines & Utilities October 2023


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