Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, grocery store operator Winn-Dixie Stores (NASDAQ:WINN) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Winn-Dixie facts

Headquarters (founded)

Jacksonville, Fla. (1925)

Market Cap

$530 million


Grocery stores

TTM Revenue

$7.34 billion


President/CEO Peter L. Lynch (since 2004)
CFO Bennett Nussbaum (since 2004)

TTM Return on Equity



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

Over on CAPS, 16 of the 34 All-Star members who have rated Winn-Dixie -- some 47% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include callitabanana and bocards, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

In December, callitabanana wrote that the bear case all comes down to cash (or lack thereof): "Great turn around story and groceries are a good defensive area. Price is too high, however, and the cash flows could be better."

In a more recent pitch from last week, bocards writes that the stock's problems go way beyond price:

The only way stores like this can compete with Wal-Mart is too have way better customer service. Right now that just isnt the case. Also, why shop for groceries there when you can go to Wal-Mart and do one stop shopping for less. Here in the Southeast going to Wla-Mart is part of the culture now....I just do not see Winn Dixie being able to take down Wal-Mart or Target (NYSE:TGT). Nice stores only last so long....then what declare bankruptcy again and remodel some more?

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Wal-Mart is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor choice, and Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.