Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cigarette specialist Lorillard (NYSE: LO ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Lorillard's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Greensboro, N.C. (1760)|
|Market Cap||$16.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Murray Kessler
CFO David Taylor
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||128.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.9 billion / $2.6 billion|
Philip Morris USA
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 373 members who have rated Lorillard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Still cheap even after its recent huge rally. Earns great returns on capital and owns the second most sold brand in the US (Newport), and the most sold brand of menthols. Cigarettes will not go away, for the same reason as alcohol won't go away. It's too ingrained in to world culture, and too much money and jobs are dependent on it.
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