Why Coca-Cola Is Poised to Outperform

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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Coca-Cola facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Atlanta (1886)

Market Cap

$162.7 billion

Industry

Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$47.6 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Muhtar Kent
CFO Gary Fayard

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

32.3%

Cash/Debt

$18.1 billion / $32.7 billion

Dividend Yield

2.8%

Competitors

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS  )
Pepsico
(NYSE: PEP  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 6,652 members who have rated Coca-Cola believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, dch111, tapped the stock as a particularly timely opportunity:

Population play. Coca Cola's marketing is too good. I doubt there will be a single person born on Earth that won't be exposed to this brand before adulthood. While it could be even cheaper, I think this pullback is a reasonable entry point.

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