4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PetMed Express

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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, nationwide pet pharmacy PetMed Express (NAS: PETS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

PetMed facts

Headquarters (founded)Pompano Beach, Fla. (1996)
Market Cap$194.8 million
IndustryInternet retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$233.6 million
ManagementCEO Menderes Akdag (since 2001)
CFO Bruce Rosenbloom (since 2001)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)21.8%
Cash/Debt$67.7 million / $0
Dividend Yield6.2%
CompetitorsAmazon.com
KV Vet Supply
PetCareRx.com

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 893 members who have rated PetMed believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A few months ago, one of those bulls, All-Star TSIF, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

PetMed Express is a small cap with some room to grow. ... I understand it is starting to face some competition, especially from Amazon, but if I have a pet that needs meds, where am I going to look first for them, the trusted pharmacy, or the dollar store? I realize that if you can compare brand to brand that some people will shop around, but it's not a given that Amazon can take market share just on cost. ... They have no debt and adequate cash/cash flow that any real issues should become apparent in advance of any further hammering.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PetMed Express originally appeared on Fool.com.

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