Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, premium spirits specialist Beam
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Beam's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Deerfield, Ill. (1904)|
|Market Cap||$8.4 billion|
|Industry||Distillers and vintners|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Matthew Shattock
CFO Robert Probst
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||5.7%|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 84 members who have rated Beam believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Beam, Inc is the 4th largest premium-spirits company in the world, the 2nd largest in the United States and Australia and the largest US-based premium-spirits company. The liquor industry is a defensive-industry. People buy liquor in good times and bad; in good economics and bad economies. And Beam has recently become a pure-play company in this defensive-industry. ...
There are two main plays with Beam. The first is Beam as an emerging-market play. The second is Beam as a potential takeover play. ...
And should Beam not be acquired, the stock should still be owned. The company pays a decent dividend, the balance sheet is strong and the company has great growth prospects.
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