Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products specialist Church & Dwight
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Church & Dwight's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Church & Dwight facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Princeton, N.J. (1846)|
|Market Cap||$5.14 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.6 billion|
Chairman/CEO James Craigie
CFO Matthew Farrell
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$453.5 million / $662.4 million|
|Forward Dividend Yield||1.9%|
Johnson & Johnson
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Late last year, OrangeIcon touched on Church & Dwight's ubiquitous nature: "Sort of a sneak attack. [Church & Dwight] is behind so many things people buy without ever wondering who makes it just because they need it."
Over the next five years, Church & Dwight is expected to grow its bottom line at a faster pace (11.8%) than listed rivals Clorox (8.9%), Johnson & Johnson (5.6%), and Procter & Gamble (8.9%), as well as other consumer products plays like Colgate-Palmolive
CAPS member MizzouEric expands on the outperform case:
Strong earnings growth due to a large competitive advantage in a product area that will never go away. ... Their business consists almost entirely of brand leaders like "Trojan", "Arm & Hammer" & "First Response." This growth will slow some in the US, but they have only begin to go global. Further, [Church & Dwight] has shown a lot of success with "tack on" acquisitions in the past of medium-market consumer goods that are too small for P&G to mess with. ...
Finally, this stock appears to be undervalued almost any way you value future cash flows. Depending on what you expect the future 10 year growth rate to be (12.5% to 15% is my expectation,) this stock can easily be valued at $85 to $100.
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