Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-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

$790.0 million


Leisure facilities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$916.1 million


Chairman/CEO Richard Kinzel
CFO Peter Crage

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (Over Past 3 Years)

3.3% and (26%)

6-Month Return



Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS)
Six Flags

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

On CAPS, 22% of the 415 members who have rated Cedar Fair believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include wolfhounds and tuckman52.

Just last month, wolfhounds explained why it's still too early to take a ride on the stock: "It will take at least a year for the consumer to want to splurge enough times and at higher prices for [Cedar Fair] to see a real rebound."

In a pitch from one month earlier, tuckman52 also flagged Cedar Fair as a scary situation:

Secular trend toward consumers not spending so much money. Took on too much debt with Paramount. Now need cash. Suspended dividend. May pop short-term. Reminds me too much of Six Flags. Shareholders lose; management comes out fine. Long, slow unwinding -- unless the government takes over!

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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 selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.