Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, convenience store chain Pantry
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pantry's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Cary, N.C. (1967)|
|Market Cap||$280.1 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$7.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Dennis Hatchell
CFO Mark Bierley
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(12.4%)|
|Cash/Debt||$150.7 million / $1.2 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 225 members who have rated Pantry believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Cash flows look pretty good, and their anticipated growth for 2012 and beyond seems strong. I just wish they would stop buying businesses and focus on continuing to improve cash flows. A dividend for shareholders would also be quite nice. ... I plan to keep a close eye on free cash flows and future M&A activity. I am hoping they spend more time strengthening their balance sheet than looking for new acquisition targets, but I am not holding my breath.
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