Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy drink company Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Hansen Natural facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Corona, California (1985)

Market Cap

$2.16 billion


Soft drinks

TTM Revenue

$988.27 million


CEO Rodney Sacks (since 1990)

CFO Hilton Schlosberg (since 1996)


Monster Energy, Lost Energy, Hansen's, Fizzit

Return on Equity (average last three years)



Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO),

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP)

CAPS members bullish on HANS also bullish on



CAPS members bearish on HANS also bearish on

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI),

General Motors

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 1,592 of the 1,707 members who have rated Hansen Natural -- 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These bulls include HLChin and Patrick6k.

Two weeks ago, HLChin seemed to be at a loss over the stock's recent losses: "with a P/E of 18 and a EPS growth at 40%, all of this does not make sense. ... share buyback plus the partnership deals with Pepsi and [Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD] give solid ground to this company."

In a pitch from late August, Patrick6k shares that mystified feeling, elaborating on the stock's still monstrous multibagger potential:

Hansen Natural has been a pioneer in stealthy market smashing returns, and I think it's been illogically devalued during this market correction. This is the lowest P/E multiple I've seen on this stock in a long time. ... With margins rivaled only by the likes of Microsoft, this looks like a great place for your money over the long-haul, and at what I feel is a good entry point. ROE is nearly 45% and ROA [return on assets] is sneaking up on 30% as I write this pitch. This stock will easily be a 3 to 5 bagger over the next 10 years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Coca-Cola and Microsoft are Motley Fool Inside Value recommendations. Google is a Rule Breakers pick. Garmin and Whole Foods are selections of Stock Advisor. Garmin is also a Global Gains choice. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.