Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, packaging products manufacturer Bemis (NYSE: BMS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Bemis facts

Headquarters (founded) Neenah, Wis. (1858)
Market Cap $3.3 billion
Industry Paper packaging
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $5.3 billion
Management CEO Henry Theisen (since 2008)
CFO Scott Ullem (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 10.4%
Cash/Debt $109.8 million / $1.6 billion
Dividend Yield 3.2%
Competitors Amcor
Avery Dennison

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 90% of the 185 members who have rated Bemis believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those bulls, rzc24arcel, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:

It is a company with solid history and I believe that the benefits of Alcan Packaging acquisition will show up in the coming years. It is also strategically situated among industries with phenomenal growth such as food, medical, and pharmaceutical. The growth in these industries is accelerating due to wellness revolution and the developing economies of China and India. I foresee that Bemis would indirectly benefit from these trends due to the steady demands for food and medical packaging.

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