Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global tobacco giant Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Philip Morris facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (spun off from Altria, March 2008)

Market Cap

$91.79 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$24.44 billion


CEO Louis Camilleri (since 2003)

CFO Hermann Waldemer (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital



$1.6 billion / $14.25 billion

Dividend Yield



British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI)

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CAPS Members Bullish on PM Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on PM Also Bearish on


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,073 members who have rated Philip Morris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star mcollin, who is ranked in the top 6% of our community, and LibbyLoo00.

Just last month, mcollin helped Fools inhale the foreign opportunity:

Great international exposure, stable revenues and strong brand make this a safe bet. Smoking in foreign countries is not dropping off like it is in the United States. It also helps that revenues coming in other currencies will increase profitability of this company if the dollar continues to fall relative to those foreign currencies.

In an earlier pitch, LibbyLoo00 expands on the stock as a defense against the gangrenous greenback:

The dollar scares me. [Philip Morris] has no US sales, skirting my dollar doubts quite nicely. Also no US liability so not so many law suits with outlandish judgments. I feel a little guilty investing in this one but I can't resist what it does for my portfolio in the long haul. The fundamentals are very good. 4.8 dividend [yield] is enticing too. I hope I don't get addicted to this stock.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Philip Morris International is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick, Starbucks and Amazon are Stock Advisor selections, and Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor choice. The Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.