Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Coca-Cola's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Atlanta (1886)|
|Market Cap||$147.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$35.12 billion|
Chairman/CEO Muhtar Kent
CFO Gary Fayard
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||33.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$11.34 billion / $23.42 billion|
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
They've grown by intelligently applying a strategy that exploits changes in global economics, culture and demographics. I think that intelligence remains, the strategy is still applicable and the global changes are occurring faster than ever. Thus, the company should continue to grow.
Currently, Coca-Cola even sports a cheapish P/E of 12.7. That represents a discount to other beverage stocks like Dr Pepper Snapple (16.7), PepsiCo (16.1), and Hansen Natural
[Coca-Cola] is the only company that is in all corners of the earth, right out to the edges of the world people living in grass huts know Coke. ... Ready for explosive growth as BRIC and near BRIC countries get huge surge of middle class growth want it and will get it not as a discretionary item but as a non-discretionary. Research backs this up that people will always spend a little on pleasure no matter how tough things get.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Coca-Cola is a Motley Fool Inside Value and Income Investor pick. PepsiCo is also an Income Investor choice, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. Hansen Natural is a Rule Breakers recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.
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