Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, lubricant specialist WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at WD-40's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

WD-40 facts

Headquarters (Founded)

San Diego (1953)

Market Cap

$537.4 million


Household products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$292.0 million


CEO Garry Ridge (since 1997)
CFO Jay Rembolt (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$46.0 million / $32.1 million

Dividend Yield


Other Highly Rated Household Products Stocks

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL)

CAPS Members Bullish on WDFC Also Bullish on

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)
General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS Members Bearish on WDFC Also Bearish on

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87.5% of the 128 members who have rated WD-40 believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars 00100 and Caligiuri, both of whom are ranked in the top 3% of our community.

This past summer, 00100 highlighted the stock's slick fundamentals: 

Low debt. Good cash flow. Good payout ratio. Very good name brand.

In a pitch from two days ago, Caligiuri also described WD-40 as a well-oiled machine:

With a forward P/E ratio of just 15, the market is not expecting too much from [WD-40]. Despite the economic turmoil, WD-40 sales have increase from last year. Additionally earnings growth from last year is over 63%. If [WD-40] can pull off this type of growth in a recession, I think they can continue to prosper when the economy recovers. To top it all off, [WD-40] treats its shareholders well with a 3.1% dividend yield that comprises only 63 percent of its earnings.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Coca-Cola is also a choice of Inside Value, and Whole Foods is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.