Why Hain Celestial Still Looks Scrumptious

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 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 Celestial facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Melville, N.Y. (1993)

Market Cap

$3.2 billion

Industry

Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.6 billion

Management

Founder/Chairman/CEO Irwin Simon

CFO Ira Lamel

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.1%

Cash/Debt

$27.2 million/$648.9 million

Competitors

General Mills 

Mondelez International 


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 649 members who have rated Hain Celestial believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, succinctly summed up the Hain Celestial bull case for our community:

The acquisition business model is working well (most recently Premiere Foods) both domestically and internationally. So there's no reason to believe it will stop. Coupled with that is the general market trend for organic foods. ...

Additionally, I don't think a lot of people realize they serve a wide swatch of personal care products business as well. There are skin and hair care, oral care, deodorants and baby care products. More marketing promotion with these products could expand their bottom line.

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The article Why Hain Celestial Still Looks Scrumptious originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of 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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