Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home beverage carbonation system specialist SodaStream International
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at SodaStream's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Market Cap||$645.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$281.8 million|
|Management||CEO Daniel Birnbaum (since 2007)
CFO Daniel Erdreich (since 2007)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||22.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$90.6 million / $232,000|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
A couple of months ago, Jeffrey2012 touched on SodaStream's seemingly unsustainable valuation: "Give me a break. Expensive fad company who faces increasingly difficult sales comps going forward."
In fact, SodaStream trades at a forward P/E of 24. That represents a clear premium to more conventional, dividend-paying soda plays like Coca-Cola
CAPS member TarynOne elaborates on the SodaStream bear case:
From a consumer's perspective, this stock will eventually come down from it's honeymoon period. Apart from food/soda "hobbyists" that would happily pay up for the novelty of making your own soda drink, the average soda lover will soon realize that ready-made soda is the cheapest and easiest option. It may take some time for the novelty to wear off though because I must admit carbonating your own soda does sound pretty cool.
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