Why Hain Celestial Still Looks Scrumptious

Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
May 22, 2013 at 5:17PM
Consumer Goods

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic foods distributor Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hain Celestial facts



Headquarters (founded)

Melville, N.Y. (1993)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.6 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Irwin Simon

CFO Ira Lamel

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$27.2 million/$648.9 million


General Mills 

Mondelez International 

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 649 members who have rated Hain Celestial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, succinctly summed up the Hain Celestial bull case for our community:

The acquisition business model is working well (most recently Premiere Foods) both domestically and internationally. So there's no reason to believe it will stop. Coupled with that is the general market trend for organic foods. ...

Additionally, I don't think a lot of people realize they serve a wide swatch of personal care products business as well. There are skin and hair care, oral care, deodorants and baby care products. More marketing promotion with these products could expand their bottom line.