Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink and snacks giant PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PepsiCo facts

Headquarters (Founded) Purchase, N.Y. (1898)
Market Cap $100.9 billion
Industry Soft drinks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $57.84 billion

Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi

CFO Hugh Johnston

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 35.7%
Cash/Debt $6.37 billion / $24.9 billion
Dividend Yield 3%

Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO)

General Mills (NYSE: GIS)

Kraft (NYSE: KFT)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,182 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tekennedy and 133T4dip.

Earlier this month, tekennedy noted that PepsiCo "has a strong ROE and should experience stable growth through expansion of market share domestically and abroad (as will Coca-Cola)." Our CAPS member concludes, "For the quality you're getting, this company is at a fair discount and should easily outperform the S&P."

In fact, PepsiCo currently trades at a reasonable price-to-cash flow ratio of 12.2. That represents a slight discount to gorilla rivals Coca-Cola (16.4), General Mills (14.0), and Kraft (17.2).

Late last year, 133T4dip elaborated on PepsiCo's international appeal:

[PepsiCo's] beverage business is pretty good, but I own this stock because of the snack line. This has terrific growth potential international. I especially like Kurkure which is a highly popular snack in India. It's those kind of products in emerging markets that make this stock really attractive to me. I will buy more if this pullback continues. I would buy this stock on it's growth potential alone. The fact that it also pays dividends is very nice bonus.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. PepsiCo is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. Coca-Cola is an Inside Value and Income Investor selection. The Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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