Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, U.K. mobile giant Vodafone Group (NYSE:VOD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Vodafone facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Newbury, England (1984)

Market Cap

$116.7 billion


Wireless communications

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$58.9 billion


CEO Vittorio Colao (since 2008)
CFO Andrew Halford (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$7 billion / $59.4 billion

Dividend Yield



Telefonica (NYSE:TEF)

CAPS Members Bullish on VOD Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on VOD Also Bearish on

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92.8% of the 639 members who have rated Vodafone believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include hendrixtrader and All-Star PsychoDr, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

One week ago, hendrixtrader tapped the stock as an interesting international call: "One of the best diversified companies in the game. They are big in Europe [and] Asia, and thanks to a large stake in [Verizon's (NYSE:VZ)] Verizon Wireless they are big in the U.S. as well."

In a pitch from three days later, PsychoDr also encouraged Fools to answer the Vodafone:

Telecom is a rapidly evolving tech domain that continues to see infrastructure development, even during the world recession. [Vodafone] is an international leader, with nice foothold in developing markets. While AT&T has iphone in US, [Vodafone] has grabbed this handset in Europe. ... With a 45% stake in [Verizon Wireless], you get major exposure to the US market as well. Huge dividend is sustainable because of the gynormous free cash flow generated.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Dell and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value picks, and Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.