Better Stock Today: DistributionNow vs. SodaStream

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we’re holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today.

Jun 14, 2014 at 2:15PM

In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other, and you, the reader, will determine the winner.

DistributionNow takes on SodaStream for this first round-robin match up in our search for the better stock today.

Joel South, energy analyst at The Motley Fool, thinks newly minted DistributionNow (NYSE:DNOW) is worthy of your vote, as this energy equipment supplier looks to consolidate the fragmented energy supply chain segment by purchasing bolt-on acquisitions and leveraging its presence in 20 countries to be the one-stop shop for energy producers and service providers in the world's oil fields. With 19% market share, no debt, and proven leadership, DistributionNow has the tools to disrupt the status quo and reward shareholders along the way.

Mark Reeth, consumer-goods analyst, believes the No. 1 reason SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) should win this match is that it's undervalued. With shares down 25%, SodaStream has presented investors with a great buying opportunity. While the company didn't give investors the same growth rates it usually does in the U.S., it's still performing well in its other markets. There's no reason it won't continue to see success in those markets, and it'll probably return to form in the U.S. over the course of the year. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola and Keurig Green Mountain are a long way from perfecting their cold-beverage device, but SodaStream already has it figured out and isn't going anywhere.

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Vote here to determine the winner of this match, and sound off in the comments. Check back to to see who advances in the tournament.

Joel South and Mark Reeth have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Coca-Cola, Keurig Green Mountain, DistributionNow, and SodaStream; owns shares of DistributionNow and SodaStream; and has options on Coca-Cola. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.