Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy drink specialist Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hansen facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Corona, Calif. (1985)

Market Cap

$2.82 billion

Industry

Soft Drinks

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.07 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Rodney Sacks (since 1990)

CFO Hilton Schlosberg (since 1996)

Brands

Monster Energy, Lost Energy, Fizzit

Return on Equity (average, last three years)

40.0%

Competitors

Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO)

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP)

CAPS Members Bullish on HANS Also Bullish on

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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CAPS Members Bearish on HANS Also Bearish on

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, Yahoo! Finance, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,678 of the 1,813 members who have rated Hansen -- some 92.5% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include gsp524 and All-Star gilletbd77, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Two weeks ago, gsp524 highlighted Hansen's "monstrous" global opportunities:

Great numbers! No Debt! Distributed now by Coke and Bud. Just opened for business in Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Spain, Australia, and other European countries. … All this should start adding sales and profit gains. Their only competition in Europe is Red Bull. Having tasted Red Bull (reminds me of cough medicine), I'll bet people of Europe will give Monster a try.

In an earlier pitch from November, gilletbd77 expands on Hansen as a rather refreshing way to play energy:

The business model is a great set-up, not bogging the company down with expensive employees or requiring massive expenditures on plant, capital, and equipment (manufacturing is outsourced, freeing up management to focus on long-term growth, promotional strategy, and positioning). ROE is consistently above average, illustrating good management. …Margins are high, illustrating consumer willingness to stick with the company's Monster brands. The energy drink market continues to grow, while Monster continues to gain market share and wider distribution both domestically and internationally.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Hansen and Google are Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Johnson & Johnson are Income Investor picks. Coca-Cola is also a choice of Inside Value. Apple is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.