4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Country Style Cooking


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 (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

$350.1 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$137.13 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Hong Li

CFO Roy Rong

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$93.4 million / $0


McDonald's (NYS: MCD)

Yum! Brands (NYS: YUM)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 256 members who have rated Country Style believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars TMFAwesome and RedandBlack, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last month, TMFAwesome tapped Country Style as a particularly tasty opportunity: "Despite recent blowups of Chinese stocks, I believe Country Style Cooking is a good company with low fraud risk. They are investing in their business and have solid growth potential."

Over the next five years, in fact, Country Style is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 18% annually. That's faster than other restaurant plays such as McDonald's (10%), Yum! (13%), and Darden Restaurants (NYS: DRI) (13%).

CAPS All-Star RedandBlack expands on the Country Style outperform argument:

Management that has a native fast food concept appealing to many many Chinese consumers; high demand to the point that they are raising prices to lessen customer concentration in each store; still very early in the roll out of the concept; hiring of operations management from McDonalds China.

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