Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products titan Procter & Gamble
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Procter & Gamble's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Procter & Gamble facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Cincinnati (1837)|
|Market Cap||$185.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$79.25 billion|
CEO Robert McDonald (since 2009)
CFO Jon Moeller (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.6 billion / $33 billion|
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 7,153 members who have rated Procter & Gamble the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include factoids and All-Star vitrified, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community.
Just last month, factoids tapped Procter & Gamble as a particularly multifunctional pick: "A good yield and a great dividend growth history along with a reasonable [payout ratio]. ... Some stocks I own for growth. Some stocks I own so I can sleep well at night. [Procter & Gamble] is a very good combo of both attributes."
Procter & Gamble's famous brands, massive scale, and global growth opportunities continue to support its five-star CAPS rating. Over the past five years, Procter & Gamble has even grown its bottom line (12.3% per annum) at a faster pace than rivals Colgate (11.6%), Johnson & Johnson (8.2%), and Unilever (7%), as well as other consumer goods stocks like Energizer Holdings
CAPS All-Star vitrified elaborates on the bull case:
Pampers is the leading diaper brand in China. ... [T]here is still lots of room for [Procter & Gamble] to expand globally, and that will be the source of most of its growth. Right now, share buybacks and dividends provide an [effective cash yield] over 6%, from a remarkably safe play (leading brands in consumer staples, which likely also have the pricing power to withstand coming inflation). ... Won't be a massive outperformer, but should outperform.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. The Fool owns shares of and has written covered calls on Procter & Gamble. Johnson & Johnson and Energizer are Inside Value picks. Unilever is also a Global Gains selection, and Energizer has been singled out by Stock Advisor. Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on Johnson & Johnson, and the Fool owns shares of it. Motley Fool Alpha owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.
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