Why Buffalo Wild Wings Is Ready to Fly

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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 Buffalo Wild Wings has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Buffalo Wild Wings facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Minneapolis, Minn. (1982)

Market Cap

$1.5 billion

Industry

Restaurants

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.0 billion

Management

CEO Sally Smith (since 1996)

CFO Mary Twinem (since 1996)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.8%

Cash/Debt

$30.9 million/$0

Competitors

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

Fox & Hound Restaurant Group

Hooters of America, LLC


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

On CAPS, 94% of the 4,762 members who have rated Buffalo Wild Wings believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, 2amStocks, tapped the stock as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

Why didn't I think of bringing [Buffalo Wild Wings] to the mid-west? Increases in food prices are eating up margin (marginally) but same-store sales and average weekly sales just keep on climbing. Increasing company owned stores by 19% in 2012 is definitely a good sign.

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The article Why Buffalo Wild Wings Is Ready to Fly originally appeared on Fool.com.

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