4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Country Style Cooking

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese restaurant operator Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain (NYS: CCSC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Country Style facts

Headquarters (founded)Chongqing, China (2007)
Market Cap$267.3 million
IndustryRestaurants
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$151.7 million
ManagementCo-Founder/Chairman/CEO Hong Li
CFO Adam Zhao
Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin6.6%
Cash/Debt$82.0 million / $0
CompetitorsMcDonald's
Yum! Brands

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 234 members who have rated Country Style believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, TurbulentTime, took a cautiously bullish stance on the stock:

I think that casual dining in China will be big hit, more so than in America. As long as Country Style Cooking can establish itself as a brand name in casual dining, there is a huge potential that it can be one of the top three or top five restaurants for Chinese to go. Having said that, people who buy this stock now is buying on such hope of potential growth. ... So far, they are also still trying out their dishes, so will their offerings stick around like the Iconic Big Mac? Time will tell. ... I rate it as speculative buy or speculative accumulate right now.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Country Style, McDonald's, and Yum. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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