Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coffee chain operator Tim Hortons
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||$7.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.64 billion|
|Management||Chairman/Interim CEO Paul House
CFO Cynthia Devine
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||36%|
|Cash/Debt||$95.3 million / $440.1 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week , hairyrichkid offered some insight into Tim Hortons' popularity: "I have never gone past a store that doesn't have a line of cars for breakfast or lunch. It's a chalenge to get past without getting in an accident."
Currently, Tim Hortons even trades at a cheapish P/E of 13. That represents a clear discount to competitors such as McDonald's (18), Panera (26), and Starbucks (27).
If I need a quick coffee -- it's Timmies, if I buy food on the go -- 50% of the time it's Timmies, If I'm meeting up with somebody -- it's Timmies. Well priced fresh baked goods made throughout the day, made to order sandwiches, coffee ... and the official workweek breakfast destination of Canada. Beautiful stores and also smaller locations in many gas station convenience stores. ... Now it's time to grow 3 fold over the next decade in the North Eastern U.S. Solid dividend.
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