4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PetSmart
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pet food and products retailer PetSmart (NAS: PETM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PetSmart's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Phoenix (1986)|
|Market Cap||$6.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.1 billion|
|Management||CEO Robert Moran (since 2009)|
CFO Lawrence Molloy (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||20.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$376.3 million / $613.3 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 722 members who have rated PetSmart believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Okay, you know all the cliches about how many pets Americans own, the vast sums they spend on them, and that [PetsMart] has toys, food, and critters galore. What you may not know is how innovative these folks are becoming. A chain of pet hotels answers the problem of what do we do with Fido and Fluffy and Tweety when we travel and don't want to leave our animals "Home Alone". ... [PetsMart] is getting deeper into education, especially into areas of potential pet-related businesses like grooming, walking, and health. ... It's a slow grower, I admit, but they own the field.
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