Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Coca-Cola's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Atlanta (1886)|
|Market Cap||$164.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.0 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Muhtar Kent
CFO Gary Fayard
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||33%|
|Cash/Debt||$14.0 billion / $28.6 billion|
|Competitors||Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 6,409 members who have rated Coca-Cola believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Nice dividend with good dividend growth over the years. They are expanding into emerging markets nicely and have very very strong brand recognition, and these emerging markets are taking very nicely to their products. They continue to be a strong blue chip stock. ... Plus, as the global economy and the US economy start to grow at a faster pace, the company should receive a nice earnings boost. Its marketing and brand power continue to dominate the market, and should do so for a number of years. Bullish on [Coca-Cola], as it is a very good defensive stock and will yield a return no matter what the market is doing.
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