Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, packaged-foods giant Kraft Foods
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Kraft's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Northfield, Ill. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$65.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$53.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Irene Rosenfeld
CFO David Brearton
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||8.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.06 billion / $29.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week, kpoeppel listed several of Kraft's positives: "Consumer non-cyclical. Steady dividend, good yield. Like [Coca-Cola
Kraft even sports a cheapish price-to-sales multiple of 1.2. That represents a discount to competitors like General Mills (1.7), PepsiCo (1.6), and Unilever (1.6).
CAPS member wowdwarf2 offers a few more reasons to start digging into Kraft:
[S]imply put people need to eat and Kraft has coined the term "Staple Cheap"
[D]uring this recession they will gain market share and still turn a dime while paying a very nice [dividend]
That is a one trick pony worth every penny
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