Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, amusement park operator Cedar Fair, (NYSE:FUN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Cedar Fair facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sandusky, Ohio (1983)

Market Cap

$517.66 million


Leisure facilities

Traling-12-Month (TTM) Revenue

$996.23 million


Chairman/CEO Richard Kinzel
CFO Peter Crage

Return on Equity (average, last three years and TTM)

7.4% and 2.9%


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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 20 of the 91 All-Star members who have rated Cedar Fair -- some 22% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the entire bearish population are aquabat63 and spartankicker15.

In late January, aquabat63 wrote that Cedar Fair "has made some really lousy business decisions in the past five years or so. Their investment in [Geauga Lake] was an absolute debacle and their love affair with huge coasters is catching up with them." Our CAPS member continues: "We all love big steel coasters, but they cost tens of millions of dollars to construct, and their aggressive approach is catching up with them."

In a pitch from November, spartankicker also taps the stock as a dangerous, high-debt ride into darkness:

Long-term debt is very, very heavy for such a consumer-related product. The purchase of the Paramount Parks from Viacom is weighing them down and they're going to start burning their cash reserves. Six Flags did the same thing in the late 90's through early this decade and look where they sit now.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Walt Disney is a Motley Fool Inside Value and Stock Advisor recommendation. Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.