Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alcoholic beverage distributor Central European Distribution (CEDC) (Nasdaq: CEDC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

CEDC facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bala Cynwyd, Pa. (1990)

Market Cap

$874.1 million


Wineries and distilleries

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$718.44 million


Chairman/CEO William Carey (since 1997)

CFO Christopher Biedermann (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$168.1 million / $1.36 billion


Diageo (NYSE: DEO)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 637 members who have rated CEDC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include modestus1 and All-Star bradford86, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community.

Late last week , modestus1 touched on CEDC as a particularly timely pick: "Insider buying, stock very low, below book value."

In fact, CEDC currently sports a paltry price-to-book ratio of 0.5. That represents a clear discount to industry peers Diageo, Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF-B), and Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ).  

CAPS All-Star bradford86 elaborates on the bull case:

gut feeling. i've been following [Central European Distribution] for a few years ... after reading the last conference call notes this looks cheap ... the company is in the process of restocking low wholesale inventories ... sometime in the next couple months ... easter was late this year, their eps projections look good for this year.

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