Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, car rental company Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (NYSE:DTG) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Dollar Thrifty facts

Headquarters (founded)

Tulsa, Okla. (1989)

Market Cap

$303.2 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.66 billion


President/CEO Scott Thompson

CFO Clifford Buster III

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


4-Month Return



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

Over on CAPS, some 65% of the 158 members who have rated Dollar Thrifty believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include Chromantix and UltraLong, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Just last week, Chromantix showed skepticism over the stock's recent high-speed price run:

Unemployment has not hit its zenith, nor has home foreclosures, nor interest rates, nor taxes. Yet this rental car company stock goes up 1000% in three months? So people are reportedly skipping air travel and renting cars to take them on vacation instead. That makes perfect financial sense: why pay nothing to take your own car when you can pay two months of car loan for two week's worth of rental? Ugh.

In a pitch from the same day, UltraLong helps string the bear case together:

This company derives 67% of its revenues from Florida, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas and Nevada, 5 of the 6 hardest hit states when it comes to housing prices and vacations.

$1,851,500,000 in debt. ... Factor in that whopping 93 million dollars in cash they have with only about 210M in revolving credit available and you have a recipe for disaster, or a massive secondary, you choose your poison. ...

[Dollar Thrifty] is slated to lose roughly 85 cents in 2009 and 19 cents per share in 2010. For a company that is incredibly  dependent on profits to make their debt payments, this doesn't look healthy at all.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.