Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Danish drug giant Novo Nordisk
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Novo's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Bagsvaerd, Denmark (1925)|
|Market Cap||$81.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$11.3 billion|
|Management||CEO Lars Sorensen (since 2000)
CFO Jesper Brandgaard (since 2000)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||44.3%|
|Cash / Debt||$2.2 billion / $147.2 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 560 members who have rated Novo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Great R&D. Has 63% of the [insulin market] in China already and diabetes is and will continue to grow there as the middle class grows and increasing adopt a "Western" style diet. Same for India. [Novo] pays a great dividend. ... Add in share price [compound annual growth] over the most recent 10 years and you get a fabulous TOTAL RETURN.
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