Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy drink specialist Hansen Natural (Nasdaq: HANS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hansen facts

Headquarters (Founded) Corona, Calif. (1985)
Market Cap $5.53 billion
Industry Soft drinks
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.3 billion

Chairman/CEO Rodney Sacks (since 1990)

CFO Hilton Schlosberg (since 1996)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 32%
Cash/Debt $599.5 million / $274,000
Competitors PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 1,769 members who have rated Hansen believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include raistlin037 and colonel79.

Just last month, raistlin037 listed several of Hansen's positives: "It still has plenty of frontiers to conquer, has lots of cash flow, [little] debt, strong brands, and an edge in both the healthy and unhealthy-but-yummy beverage markets. As long as management does their part, I see great things."

Over the next five years, in fact, Hansen is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 12.3% annually. That's faster than much bigger beverage stocks like PepsiCo (8.1%), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) (9.6%), and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) (7.6%).

CAPS member colonel79 elaborates on the bull case:

People LOVE soda and people are becoming more and more health conscious in what they consume. People are consuming less, but higher quality beverages. This company will benefit from that long-term. If it continues to do well, it will most likely be a buyout target as the larger brands look to get into the more natural beverage space.

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

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