Why McDonald's Will Rebound in 2013

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

McDonald's facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oak Brook, Ill. (1948)

Market Cap

$91.3 billion

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$27.4 billion

Management

CEO Donald Thompson (since 2012)
CFO Peter Bensen (since 2008)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

38.8%

Cash/Debt

$2.2 billion / $13.3 billion

Dividend Yield

3.4%

Competitors

Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW  )
Yum! Brands
(NYSE: YUM  )

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 6,209 members who have rated McDonald's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Robertgene, tapped the stock as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

[McDonald's] stock price has struggled recently, that's no secret. But let's look at the facts. No doubt one of the top five brands on the planet. By restaurant standards including food quality, customer service, order accuracy, pricing, location updates/ cleanliness/ and access ability, they receive excellent ratings. ... Don't count out [the] arches!

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for McDonald's. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand-new premium report on McDonald's tells all sides of the story for one of the best-known brands in the world. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.


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