Why Hain Celestial Looks Tasty in 2013

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic foods distributor Hain Celestial Group has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Hain Celestialfacts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Melville, N.Y. (1993)

Market Cap

$2.6 billion

Industry

Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.5 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Irwin Simon

CFO Ira Lamel

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

7.4%

Cash/Debt

$36.2 million / $360.5 million

Competitors

General Mills

Mondelez International

Nestle


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 547 members who have rated Hain Celestial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, adamlevy, touched on the healthy trends working in Hain Celestial's favor:

Consumers continue to shift toward healthier food choices. Organic food sales are climbing at a rate of 10%+ every year , and I do not foresee the trend slowing in the coming years. Hain Celestial is positioned well to capitalize on more health-conscious consumers. ... As consumers become smarter and more aware of what their eating, Hain will see revenues continue to climb at double digit growth rates along with excellent profit margins.

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The article Why Hain Celestial Looks Tasty in 2013 originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hain Celestial. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Hain Celestial. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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