Why BJ's Restaurants Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BJ's facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Huntington Beach, Calif. (1991)

Market Cap

$827.3 million

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$708.3 million

Management

CEO Gregory Trojan (since February 2013)

CFO Gregory Levin (since September 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

9.2%

Cash / Debt

$33.4 million / $0

Competitors

Brinker International (NYSE: EAT  )

Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI  )

DineEquity (NYSE: DIN  )

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 512 members who have rated BJ's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star TommyRumblestrip, tapped BJ's as a particularly tempting turnaround opportunity:

Compelling growth story, selling at 52 week low. I like unique restaurant concepts, and think this one is early on in its ramp-up. Some bumps are likely along the way, but it has potential. I'd like to see better cost controls.

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