1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Annie's?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic food producer Annie's (NYS: BNNY) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Annie's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Berkeley, Calif. (1989)

Market Cap

$579.9 million


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$134.9 million


Co-Founder/CEO John Foraker
CFO Kelly Kennedy

Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin



$2.4 million / $13.3 million


General Mills
Kraft Foods

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

On CAPS, 59% of the 44 members who have rated Annie's believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, kurtdabear, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Decent products but probably not a good stock. ... Most shares are being sold to enable venture capital firms to get cash out of the company. ... Venture capitalists will still control about 2/3's of the stock and will no doubt be looking for a follow-on offering six months to a year down the road to unload more shares. The stock was marginally realistically valued at the IPO price, but is absurd at $35/sh.

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