Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ski resort operator Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vail's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Broomfield, Colo. (1997)|
|Market Cap||$1.45 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.04 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Robert Katz
Co-President/CFO Jeffrey Jones
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||4.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$44.7 million / $491 million|
|Competitors||Aspen Skiing Co.
Booth Creek Ski Holdings
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 17% of the 384 members who have rated Vail believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
What chance does [Vail] have to make their numbers this quarter? Most analysts seem to be [positive that] [Vail] will they be forced to reduce their estimates. Based on the fact they have so little snow at all their areas and are forced to spend a fortune on snow making. Even though 35% of the revenue is from season tickets one would think all other income areas are way down.
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