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
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||$1.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$36.5 billion|
|Management||CEO Craig Herkert (since 2009)
CFO Sherry Smith (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(41.1%)|
|Cash/Debt||$196.0 million / $6.9 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 882 members who have rated SUPERVALU believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Turn-around story. As the company deleverages by paying back debt from free cash flow, the share price multiple will expand once debt is brought back into balance.
From an operational perspective, their current focus on cost control, and value oriented markets will allow them to continue to generate cash even in difficult economic times.
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