Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products titan Procter & Gamble
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Procter & Gamble's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Procter & Gamble facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Cincinnati (1837)|
|Market Cap||$182 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$80.62 billion|
CEO Robert McDonald (since 2009)
CFO Jon Moeller (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.95 billion / $31.42 billion|
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 7,283 members who have rated Procter & Gamble believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star goalie37, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and BKITU.
A few months ago, goalie37 wrote that it's not too late to buy into Procter & Gamble:
You ever have a stock that was hiding in plain sight? How many years have I known about PG, and not once have I pulled up their financials? I like dividend players. I like consumer staples. I like boring companies with dominant brands. But not once did the thought even cross my mind. I was blind but now my eyes can see.
Over the next five years, Procter & Gamble is even expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 9% annually. That's in line with rival Colgate (9%), and faster than Johnson & Johnson (5%) and Kimberly-Clark (7%).
CAPS member BKITU touches on the tailwinds working in Procter & Gamble's favor:
As global manufacturing expands, more and more people in the world will have access to pretty unsexy stuff that is nonetheless very useful -- and profitable. Detergents, toothpastes and such are not only common and inexpensive, they are things that people buy constantly, and they will have an increasing presence in countries that are just starting to industrialize.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and Kimberly-Clark. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson. The Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.