Why Procter & Gamble 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, consumer products gorilla Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Procter & Gamble and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Procter & Gamble facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Cincinnati (1837)

Market Cap

$187.3 billion


Household products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$83.0 billion


Chairman/CEO Robert McDonald
CFO Jon Moeller

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$5.3 billion / $31.9 billion

Dividend Yield



Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ  )

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 7,664 members who have rated Procter & Gamble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, InvestorDeb, succinctly summed up the Procter & Gamble bull case for our community:

The company is ahead of plan on its restructuring program (its goal is to see $10 billion in savings by 2016). Industry consolidation will result in fewer competitors, and that should lead to a more favorable price/mix. Lower commodity costs and a weaker dollar should help increase margins. Worth 1/3 of a position here, with more money being added if we get a strong sell-off in February/March on debt ceiling woes.

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