Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Coca-Cola facts

  

Headquarters (founded)

Atlanta, Ga. (1886)

Market Cap

$175.2 billion

Industry

Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$48.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Muhtar Kent

CFO Gary Fayard

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

32.3%

Cash/Debt

$16.6 billion/$32.6 billion

Dividend Yield

2.9%

Competitors

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:KDP)

Pepsico (NASDAQ:PEP)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 6,689 members who have rated Coca-Cola believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, NewAlchemist, tapped the stock as a particularly solid income opportunity:

Has rewarded shareholders with rising dividends for 50 straight years making Coca-Cola a dividend champion of champions. A 52% payout ratio and rising earnings leave room for further dividend increases. ...

The company brand is at iconic levels. People collect antique and [Coca-Cola] memorabilia. The product is relatively cheap and inexpensive. Countries get protectionist and slap tariffs and quotas on cars and other industries but not cheap soft drinks. [Coca-Cola] continues to expand internationally.

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