Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, juice store operator Jamba
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Emeryville, Calif. (1990)|
|Market Cap||$147.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$271.19 million|
Chairman/CEO James White
CFO Karen Luey
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||(11.7%)|
|Cash/Debt||$36.22 million / $0|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Late last year, steveadl tapped Jamba as a particularly juicy pick: "Plenty of potential through; franchising, international growth, licensing partnerships. They need to sort out the domestic front first though and move to a more franchise based model, which they are in the process of doing."
Over the next five years, Jamba is even expected to grow its bottom line at a 17.5% annual pace. That's faster than giants in the smoothie space McDonald's (10.1%) and Starbucks (16.9%), as well as other specialty restaurant stocks like Cheesecake Factory
CAPS member slyvestorthecat kindly updated Fools last week on Jamba's growth story:
The ship is going in the right direction with the great leadership of James White and his staff. Any day now they will launch their new energy drinks products with NESTLE as their partner. ...
growth and [same-store sales] will be the key in the next 2 qtrs, I think by summertime jamba juice will be around $5 per share and going higher. coconut water with [PepsiCo] again should be available in mid FEB.
dont forget CEO White said they will add another 50 to 70 stores in the USA and another 2 to 3 international deals.
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