Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, grocery store operator SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (Founded)

Eden Prairie, Minn. (1871)

Market Cap

$2 billion


Food retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$37.5 billion


CEO Craig Herkert (since 2009)
CFO Sherry Smith (since 2010)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$172 million / $6.8 billion

Dividend Yield



Kroger (NYSE: KR)
Safeway (NYSE: SWY)
Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 682 members who have rated SUPERVALU believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star cibient and JPAKolypse86.

Just last month, cibient tapped SUPERVALU as an interesting income opportunity: "While I have misgivings about a small grocery player surviving vs. Wal-mart and now Target, it looks like debt is being paid down AS WELL as a fat dividend. There may be room for both, and SVU's yield is enticing right now."

In fact, SUPERVALU currently sports a juicy dividend yield of 3.7%. That's higher than that of close rivals like Kroger (1.6%), Safeway (2.5%), and Wal-Mart (2.7%).

CAPS member JPAKolypse86 elaborates on the turnaround opportunity:

This is a $2Billion company with total liabilities of $12B.

Now the good news. There have been downers saying that these guys won't last another month for almost a year now. Yet they are still here. And they are paying down their debt a little bit at a time, like good accountants do. It will take a while for them to get back into safe territory, but i believe that the worst is behind them.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a diagonal call position on Wal-Mart, as well as buying calls on SUPERVALU. The Motley Fool owns shares of SUPERVALU and Wal-Mart. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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