Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount variety store operator Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Dollar Tree facts

Headquarters (founded) Chesapeake, Va. (1986)
Market Cap $11.9 billion
Industry General merchandise stores
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $6.8 billion
Management CEO Bob Sasser (since 2004)
CFO Kevin Wampler (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 30.1%
Cash/Debt $382.3 million / $265.5 million
Competitors 99 Cents Only Stores
Dollar General
Family Dollar Stores

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 488 members who have rated Dollar Tree believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those bulls, kpoeppel, offered a balanced take on the Dollar Tree opportunity:

Proving to be profitable and growing. However, there's a lack of economic moat unless economies of scale can be achieved over other "dollar" stores. Very reasonable [price-to-earnings multiple] considering growth.

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