Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coffee chain operator Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tim Hortons facts

Headquarters (founded) Oakville, Canada (1964)
Market Cap $7.29 billion
Industry Restaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.64 billion

Chairman/Interim CEO Paul House

CFO Cynthia Devine

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years) 19.5%
Cash/Debt $318.7 million / $449 million
Dividend Yield 1.6%

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)

Panera Bread (Nasdaq: PNRA)

Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 376 members who have rated Tim Hortons believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Gooman64 and jaysfandan.

Just last month , Gooman64 touched on several of the company's positives:

Tim Horton's suddenly popping up in NYC. Decent food, well priced, good looking interior. I like the place and I like where it's going.

Currently, Tim Hortons even trades at a cheapish P/E of 12. That represents a clear discount to competitors such as McDonald's (17), Panera (30), and Starbucks (25).

CAPS member jaysfandan elaborates on the Tim Hortons bull case:

Good coffee, freshly baked goods, cheap prices ... healthier option to McDonalds or Wendy's on the go. Great hangout/meet up place. It's EVERYWHERE in Canada. Could have a similarly dense presence in the North Eastern U.S. over the next decade.

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