As we approach the halfway point for 2012, now's a good time to look back at what's happening with the stocks that interest you. By making sure you know the important things that a company accomplished -- as well as the setbacks it experienced -- you can make a better decision about whether it's a smart investment for your portfolio.
Today, let's take a look at SodaStream
Stats on SodaStream
|2012 YTD Return||17.0%|
|Market Capitalization||$771 million|
|Revenue, Most Recent Quarter||$87.9 million|
|Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth, Most Recent Quarter||50.2%|
|Net Income, Most Recent Quarter||$10.1 million|
|Year-Over-Year Net Income Growth, Most Recent Quarter||84.3%|
|CAPS Rating (out of 5)||**|
Source: S&P Capital IQ, company reports.
Why's SodaStream bubblier in 2012?
Last year, SodaStream's stock got way ahead of itself, more than doubling between the end of 2010 and last summer before giving back all those gains on concerns about a slowing pace of growth. Yet the company has been making moves to boost sales, with retail partnerships with Staples
Investors had lumped SodaStream in with coffee-machine maker Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Recently, SodaStream has returned to its winning ways. In its most recent quarter, the company saw a big sales surge, including a near-doubling of revenue from North and South America. A big rise in sales of consumables like carbonator refills and soda flavoring points to greater use among owners.
Now, big drink companies are taking notice. Coca-Cola
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Fool contributor Dan Caplinger doesn't own shares of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Staples, SodaStream, and Coca-Cola. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Coca-Cola, Staples, and SodaStream, as well as creating a lurking gator position in Green Mountain and a diagonal call position in Wal-Mart. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool has a disclosure policy.