Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coffee chain operator Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tim Hortons facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oakville, Canada (1964)

Market Cap

$6 billion

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion

Management

CEO Donald Schroeder (since 2008)

CFO Cynthia Devine (since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

26.6%

Cash/Debt

$96.7 million / $401.3 million

Dividend Yield

1.5%

Competitors

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)

Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX)

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 346 members who have rated Tim Hortons believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Turfscape and BioBat.

Less than two months ago, Turfscape touched on Tim Hortons' dominance north of the border:

If you've ever been to Canada, you KNOW Tim Hortons. It's bigger than Starbucks. Bigger than Dunkin' Donuts or [Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD)]. More respected than any other chain I can think of. It's a symbol of National Pride for our friends to the North. ... Tim Hortons is looking to now expand into more U.S. locations, and the word is spreading. Sustainable profit margin. Quality experience.

While the coffee wars in the U.S. seem to be only heating up, Tim Hortons has always been and, according to many Fools, always will be Canada's hands-down coffee king. Even with gorillas Starbucks and McDonald's continuously fighting for space, Tim Hortons has managed to capture about 80% of the customer coffee traffic in Canada. And although the company's progress into U.S. markets has been relatively slow, CAPS members like BioBat say it's been bullishly steady, nonetheless:

Tim Horton's may not be a sexy, get rich pick, but it's a solid company with 4 decades of proven performance and extreme customer loyalty in Canada -- the likes of which I haven't seen anywhere else. It's not going anywhere anytime soon and continues to make (small but significant) inroads into regions of the US, particularly those frequented by a lot of Canadians (New England, upstate NY, Michigan).

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Tim Hortons is a Motley Fool Global Gains pick. Starbucks is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.