Despite the fact that RadioShack's (NASDAQOTH:RSHCQ) stock is up 43% year to date, 2012 was a horrible year for the company. Is there hope for a turnaround for this retailer that's facing serious cash flow problems and headwinds in a changing overall retail climate? Or is this share-price growth not in sync with the fundamentals of the company? In this video, Motley Fool consumer goods analyst Blake Bos examines those fundamentals and the key things investors need to see to determine whether this turnaround story represents a real investing win or a pipe dream.

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