Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Ruby Tuesday facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Maryville, Tenn. (1920)

Market Cap

$539.2 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.23 billion


CEO Samuel Beall

CFO Marguerite Duffy

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Year-to-Date Return


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

On CAPS, 60% of the 263 members who have rated Ruby Tuesday believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars 00100 and elkwingcaddis, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last week, 00100 concluded that Ruby Tuesday's negatives outweigh its positives:

Downthumb. Great cash flow. Low sales growth. Nominal debt ratio. Low cash on-hand. Tends to dilution for growth. Low gross margins. Mediocre stock.

In a pitch from one week earlier, elkwingcaddis also tapped Ruby Tuesday as a rather unappetizing opportunity:

The casual dining market is a crowded and competitive market and [Ruby Tuesday] is NEVER my first choice of where to go. They have nothing that makes them stand out. Also starting to show some early troubles on their balance sheet with a Current Ratio of under 1. Not in a good position to survive the current down economic cycle.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.