Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink and snack giant PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PepsiCo facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Purchase, N.Y. (1898)

Market Cap

$121.3 billion

Industry

Soft drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$65.5 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi

CFO Hugh Johnston

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

30.6%

Cash/Debt

$6.6 billion/$28.4 billion

Dividend Yield

2.8%

Competitors

Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS)

Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,537 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, 42asdf, succinctly summed up the PepsiCo bull case for our community: "[R]easonable p/e, good growth, and reasonable profits. It does have a fair amount of debt, but with its good cash flow that should not be a problem. It has strong dividends."

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