Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, juice store operator Jamba (Nasdaq: JMBA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Jamba facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Emeryville, Calif. (1990)

Market Cap

$113.9 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$301.6 million


CEO James White (since 2008)
CFO Karen Luey (since 2008)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)



$28.8 million / $245,000


Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX)
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)
McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)


Safeway (NYSE: SWY)
Walgreen (NYSE: WAG)
Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 662 members who have rated Jamba believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include BadCopNoDonuts and All-Star bridgeboy0, who is ranked in the top 0.1% of our community.

Just last week, BadCopNoDonuts described the juicy opportunity:

As more and more Americans jump on the health and fitness bandwagon, they will gravitate toward these healthier blended juices. This company has suffered in the economic downturn, but they have a great idea and good exposure and name recognition. As the economy recovers, so will Jamba.

In a reply pitch from one day earlier, bridgeboy0 helped Fools remain positive, even after the company's latest loss:

Jamba announced the Q4 numbers. [In my opinion], they were BAD. ... The company does seem to be hitting the cost-cutting guidelines that they've laid out in previous quarters (which is important to building trust). James White, the CEO, says that the company will have positive SSS for the entirety of 2009 (maybe not individual quarters but at the end of the year the total will be positive). ...

All of the press releases showed where the company is headed. White confirmed that the international expansion is still on track (though management is mum as to where the expansion will occur).

I continue to be optimistic about the direction of the company and management's dedication to fulfilling promises. The Q4 loss is a slap of reality but hopefully Q1 (even though it is still cold-weather) will demonstrate Jamba's enhanced menu can lead to increases in revenue that will eventually yield profits.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Starbucks and Whole Foods are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. PepsiCo is a choice of Income Investor, and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.