Thursday, July 11, 2013

Investopedia: Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

Most American readers will be well aware of the significant share and scale that Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) enjoys in the construction and mining industries. What may be less appreciated is that Japan's Komatsu (Nasdaq:KMTUY) enjoys similar scale on a global basis, and has done quite well for itself in markets like China and Indonesia. What's more, Komatsu has made considerable investments in a variety of automation technologies that could set its equipment apart in the coming years. Valuation here isn't a simple exercise, but a multi-metric analysis suggests that Komatsu may well be cheap enough to merit serious investment consideration.

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