Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pet food and products retailer PetSmart (Nasdaq: PETM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PetSmart facts

Headquarters (founded) Phoenix (1986)
Market Cap $7.7 billion
Industry Specialty stores
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $6.4 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Robert Moran
President/COO David Lenhardt
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 23.4%
Cash/Debt $298.7 million / $540.3 million
Dividend Yield 1.0%
Competitors PETCO Animal Supplies Stores
Target
Wal-Mart

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 748 members who have rated PetSmart believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, MACDguy, succinctly summed up the PetSmart bull case for our community: "People love their pets and [PetSmart] is successfully marketing high end products to animal lovers. They are dominating the pet services industry and have a cheap valuation for their earnings and growth."

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