With half of 2012 in the record books, it's important to take a look at whether the stocks that interest you can live up to their full potential. By making sure you know about a company's future plans and possible challenges, you can make a better decision about whether it's a smart investment for your portfolio.
Today, let's take a look at SodaStream
Stats on SodaStream
|Average Stock Price Target||$60.85|
|2012 EPS Estimate||$2.17|
|2013 EPS Estimate||$2.71|
|2012 Sales Growth Estimate||32.8%|
|2013 Sales Growth Estimate||18.2%|
|CAPS Rating (out of 5)||**|
Source: Yahoo Finance.
Can SodaStream stay fizzy throughout 2012?
SodaStream has done a great job of expanding its presence in retail outlets. As it continues to get into more stores, revenue growth should follow the same track upward.
Those hoping to see SodaStream in grocery stores, however, will have to wait a while. CEO Daniel Birnbaum said that rolling out carbonators and supplies in supermarkets won't happen in earnest until 2014. Nevertheless, the fact that SodaStream is thinking in that direction is a good sign.
Further collaborations are also a possibility. Kraft started packaging Crystal Light and Country Time as SodaStream syrups, and sales have been quite strong. Further partnerships could boost SodaStream's popularity and give other major drink producers incentives to work with SodaStream rather than against it.
One area where SodaStream could focus on for further growth is the energy-drink market. With Red Bull and Monster Beverage
SodaStream sported a high valuation a year ago, but after a big correction in its shares, the company looks like a reasonable value if you believe in its growth prospects. SodaStream has a good chance of bubbling higher for the rest of the year.
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