Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty tea retailer Teavana Holdings
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Teavana's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Atlanta (1997)|
|Market Cap||$499.7 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$189.3 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Andrew Mack
CFO Daniel Glennon
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Assets||19.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$716.0 thousand / $9.5 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 100 members who have rated Teavana believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I own a teashop and have both interviewed and hired former Teavana employees who HATE it. The sales requirements, the turnover of employees, and the bait & switch on the sales floor ... all this tells me this company does not have a sustainable business model for the long term. Even customers who come into our tearoom say they were duped by Teavana.
Duped customers, unhappy employees who quit -- that's not an Apple or a Starbucks where customers love it.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Teavana, Hain Celestial, Whole Foods, Apple, and Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Whole Foods, Hain Celestial, Apple, and Starbucks and creating a bull call spread position in Apple and writing covered calls on Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.