As you know, Tim, it's always good to review the companies in your portfolio to look for signs of weakness. But with Buffalo Wild Wings
Growth is never cheap. There are three primary ways to finance growth. One is through issuing stocks, the favored method of technology giant Cisco Systems
And that's the way Buffalo Wild Wings is growing its business. While you complain of slower growth, I applaud B-Dub's for growing only as quickly as its operating cash flow will allow it. It shows excellent discipline and a focus to do right by investors.
The price of chicken wings makes up a significant cost of operations, but chicken wings are a commodity, just like oil. And commodities are inherently cyclical beasts. While oil producers like ExxonMobil
No company is perfect, but how well a firm handles the issues that head its way says a lot about the quality behind the name. Buffalo Wild Wings is certainly handling itself well, in spite of slower growth and rising commodity costs. And as such, it deserves serious consideration.
All of this talk getting you hungry for some B-Dub's? First, why not check out Chuck's original bull argument, as well as Tim Beyers' bearish outlook? The discussion wraps up with Tim's rebuttal. Then, don't forget to cast your vote for this week's winner.
At the time of publication, Fool contributor Chuck Saletta owned shares of General Electric. He had no financial stake in any other company mentioned in this rebuttal. The Fool has a disclosure policy .