Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coffee shop operator Dunkin' Brands (Nasdaq: DNKN ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dunkin's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||CEO Nigel Travis (since 2009)
CFO Neil Moses (since 2010)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
||$246.7 million / $1.5 billion
||Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 49% of the 210 members who have rated Dunkin' believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this week, one of those Fools, RScottK26, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:
Low [return on equity] and [return on assets]. VERY high debt and debt/equity. More mature company. Heading into slower time of year for donuts and coffee. I like [Krispy Kreme] much more in this space: almost no debt, and lots of room to grow.
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