Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, office-supply retailer OfficeMax
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at OfficeMax's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Naperville, Ill. (1913)|
|Market Cap||$482.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.1 billion|
|Management||CEO Ravichandra Saligram (since 2010)
CFO Bruce Besanko (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||6.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$427.1 million / $1.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 41% of the 294 members who have rated OfficeMax believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Negative [free cash flow], more leverage than Staples. OfficeMax has been inconsistent with share buybacks and I expect those to disappear as the reality of their negative [free cash flow] situation sets in.
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