Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Yum! facts

Headquarters (Founded) Louisville, Ky. (1997)
Market Cap $25.9 billion
Industry Restaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $12.1 billion
Management Chairman/CEO David Novak
CFO Richard Carucci
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) 23.3%
Cash/Debt $1.25 billion / $3.23 billion
Dividend Yield 2%
Competitors McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,129 members who have rated Yum! believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include divinezone and billtank.

Just last month, divinezone tapped Yum! as a tasty international pick:

Truth is, fast food is a growing and popular industry; the convenience, inexpensiveness, and deliciousness of fast food is beginning to catch on globally. YUM's exposure to emerging market economies, as well as the economically uncertain times YUM now operates in, both can be major catalysts for this company to continue its impressive growth.

Currently, Yum! even sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 12.5. That's lower than that of industry peers like McDonald's (14.2), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) (26.6), and Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) (20.8).

CAPS member billtank elaborates on the Yum! bull case:

With the internationalization of companies marketing to the consumers in the second and third world countries the potential for successful growth is tremendous. One big example of this is the success in the way the Chinese have taken to KFC! Yum Brands is on the cutting edge of fast food around the world. A very good allocation to diversify into global markets.

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