Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Class B common shares of burrito specialist Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) (NYSE:CMG-B) have earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Chipotle Mexican Grill's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock.

Chipotle facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Denver, Colo. (1993)

Market Cap

$1.85 billion



TTM Revenue

$1.22 billion


Founder/CEO Steven Ells

CFO John Hartung

Return on Equity (average last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 232 of the 240 All-Star members who have rated Chipotle Mexican Grill -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These All-Star bulls include alexpaz and tenamaxtli, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In late July, alexpaz took a contrarian attitude toward Chipotle: "Have been watching this stock since its IPO patiently waiting for the stock to take a big drop...look at the earnings and the growth, it's time to get behind this stock."

In a pitch from April, tenamaxtli agrees with that bullish attitude, focusing on the rather unusual bargain that can be had in the B shares:

An expanding leader in the upscale version of Mexican fast food. They use high-quality ingredients and build the food the way you like it. These B- shares are a final spin-off from [McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)] and, at this writing, have two different features from the A- shares: they sport a lower price, and they have 10 times the voting power. No telling when the market will bring a bit more parity to the share prices. Follow the expansion of this company's restaurants (and try the food).

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