Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, soft-drink and snack giant PepsiCo
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Purchase, N.Y. (1898)|
|Market Cap||$101.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$64.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi
CFO Hugh Johnston
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||32.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.54 billion / $26.9 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 4,422 members who have rated PepsiCo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars TMFDeej and TheMiracleDJR, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.
Just last month, TMFDeej tapped the stock as a tasty bargain opportunity: "Pepsi is cheap on a sum-of-the-parts basis. This value may be unlocked by a split of the drinks and snacks divisions, potentially forced by activist investors and the company's Board of Directors."
In fact, PepsiCo sports a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 12.3. That represents a discount to competitors like Coca-Cola (17.1), General Mills (15.0), and Kraft (15.3).
CAPS All-Star TheMiracleDJR expands on the outperform argument:
As a marketing man, all I can say is The Pepsi Generation -- as stupid, annoying and idiotic as it is -- is the purest genius. A moat pretty much as big as Coke's. No chance any beverage/snack food company can get in front of them. They're profits are as close to guaranteed as profits can be.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, as well as creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.