Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty tea retailer Teavana Holdings (NYSE: TEA ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Teavana's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Andrew Mack
CFO Daniel Glennon
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Assets
||$716.0 thousand / $9.5 million
Whole Foods Market
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 100 members who have rated Teavana believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just this past week, one of those Fools, ellentk, offered some unique insight into the Teavana bear case:
I own a teashop and have both interviewed and hired former Teavana employees who HATE it. The sales requirements, the turnover of employees, and the bait & switch on the sales floor ... all this tells me this company does not have a sustainable business model for the long term. Even customers who come into our tearoom say they were duped by Teavana.
Duped customers, unhappy employees who quit -- that's not an Apple or a Starbucks where customers love it.
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