Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, home beverage carbonation system specialist SodaStream International has received an alarming one-star ranking.

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

SodaStream facts


Airport City, Israel

Market Cap

$1.0 billion


Household appliances

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$386.2 million


CEO Daniel Birnbaum (since 2007)
CFO Daniel Erdreich (since 2007)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$50.7 million / $0


Vikingsoda AB

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

On CAPS, 16% of the 679 members who have rated SodaStream believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Ianwanguru, succinctly summed up the SodaStream bear case for our community:

I think the idea is losing its fizz. This is a one-trick pony with a couple different similar competing products. Unless they can get distribution agreements with real name-brand flavors to put main-line syrups in their packaging, I don't see a good differentiator on something that's ultimately a novelty product to begin with.

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