Why BJ's Restaurants Is too Tasty to Pass Up

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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, restaurant operator BJ's Restaurants has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

BJ's facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Huntington Beach, Calif. (1991)

Market Cap

$882.2 million

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$695.3 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Gerald Deitchle

CFO Gregory Levin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

8.9%

Cash/Debt

$38.6 million / $0

Competitors

Brinker International

Darden Restaurants

DineEquity


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

On CAPS, 91% of the 501 members who have rated BJ's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, nrandleman, highlighted BJ's as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

Just seems too good to pass up below $32/share. I have always been a fan of BJ's as a restaurant to eat at. From a business perspective I love the fact they have no debt and expand slowly into the same area to build a brand vs scattering locations all over the US.

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The article Why BJ's Restaurants Is too Tasty to Pass Up originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends BJ's Restaurants. The Motley Fool owns shares of BJ's Restaurants and Darden Restaurants. 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 Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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