Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOU)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is an owned gourmet coffeehouse operator in the U.S. It offers its customers gourmet coffee and espresso-based beverages, as well as teas, baked goods, whole bean coffee, branded merchandise and related products.

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Member Avatar BrownDirtCowboy (< 20) Submitted: 6/14/2012 11:18:29 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.79 CBOU Score: -19.45

Agressive, but thoughtful expansion strategy. Only 10 yrs. old and barely begun to penetrate both domestic and foreign markets. Sitting on lots of cash indicating careful management. Lowering coffee prices will help.

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Member Avatar TurbulentTime (< 20) Submitted: 5/7/2012 3:19:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.14 CBOU Score: -18.69

Outperform for Caribou Coffee. For those who have missed Starbucks expansion in both America and Overseas, it is our chance to buy into the coffee chain. Yes, it is not Starbucks, it is better than Starbucks. We have seen how Starbucks overexpanded in America and its stock prices tumbled to $15 in 2009. Starbucks has been doing the same fast expansion in China again, meaning it is running the same risk of overexpanding in China as it had in America during 2002-2007. Yet, Caribou is more of well paced growth, about 23% annually. Do not care for the single K-cup too much. Even without it, Caribou will still grow at about 23% annually. Where can we find a company with increasing profit margin when coffee bean prices come down, and a solid company with a clean balance sheet with no debt? It has the Minnesota market to itself, even Starbucks once had to close stores in Minnesota. If it is some company with a strong focus on good paced growth, it is Caribou Coffee. With only 550+ location nationwide so far and a handful worldwide, there is still a lot of room to grow. And about its coffee offerings, it is commonly said that its coffee are better than Starbucks, and its store decoration is more relaxing than that of Starbucks.

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Member Avatar telcoprince (< 20) Submitted: 3/18/2012 8:50:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.81 CBOU Score: -52.17

CBOU has no debt, offers a nicer setting vs. Starbucks, has better tasting coffee (less acid). For those people that want a real alternative to Starbucks, it is excellent.

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Member Avatar konovalovalan (24.64) Submitted: 3/8/2012 2:40:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.80 CBOU Score: -55.62

could be in the 20s, no real reason to buy, just have followed it for a while

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Member Avatar NYSEGOP (69.97) Submitted: 1/28/2012 2:26:25 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.03 CBOU Score: +64.35

Go to the earnings tab. Take a look at their 5 year earnings rate. This is a terrible company. Oh, they also have terrible coffee. They have hit their limit. Not much room for expansion.

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Member Avatar NJ7 (32.90) Submitted: 1/15/2012 9:47:46 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.98 CBOU Score: -40.53

Caribou Coffee has improved its fundamentals dramatically recently, eliminating debt and gaining a 2.8 current ratio. Low valuations of 0.4 PEG and p/e of 9.3x are also encouraging in light of the expansion prospects for this franchise. The question is, would success be a bad thing? As of now, Caribou is not a viable threat to a giant like Starbucks in this space, but if Caribou grows substantially, it may merit some unwanted attention from such a behemoth. Short term, Caribou will do well, but it must differentiate itself and achieve a moat for long term success.

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Member Avatar Hobbit21 (< 20) Submitted: 11/5/2011 7:43:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.70 CBOU Score: -55.93

Caribou Coffe has a great base of operations in the Midwest and is starting to gain footholds in the important east coast market. The culture of Caribou is different from its major competitor Starbucks because of its relaxed atmosphere for the consumer who likes a pleasant, active environment around them, but one that is also not overly loud or hurried.

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Member Avatar fightinag04 (< 20) Submitted: 11/4/2011 5:55:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.70 CBOU Score: -55.93

Up and coming regional coffee retailer with controlled growth plan using multi-faceted approach. Also, has strong financial fundamentals, and seems to be undervalued based on its potential.

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Member Avatar heeka (< 20) Submitted: 6/19/2011 3:15:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.11 CBOU Score: -31.06

If you are not a Starbucks Coffee fan, which I am not already. so I will be there customer and you will too. the coffee gourmet and flavours are outstanding.
I give top Cap Rating for this company.

Happy Investing !!

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Member Avatar vaderblue (< 20) Submitted: 6/10/2011 12:03:18 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.26 CBOU Score: -4.43

Trading 22.3x p/e, Gross Margin 53.84%, Management doing a great job controlling costs, ROE 15.29%, what, yes. This stock will outperform 2011. I like this stock for a long run. It seems to be on course for expansion a peg 1.37 just above 1 and this is where this stock should be predicated on it's small market cap.
In one year I feel this stock to rise between $15 to $18/sh.

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Member Avatar corpblues (94.36) Submitted: 6/4/2011 9:35:51 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.36 CBOU Score: -4.41

good business and I like coffee

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Member Avatar tbatch03 (46.84) Submitted: 5/25/2011 5:53:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.99 CBOU Score: -10.92

With proposed growth in the Chicago market, the impressive executive team shows they have intelligence to go with their cash hoard. Look for the development of the Supervalu deal as the company and SVU are both based in Minnesota. Supermarket exposure outside of simple distribution channels is key to their growth and will get their brand more attention than traditional brick and mortar ever could.

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Member Avatar adcmelb (40.42) Submitted: 4/25/2011 3:28:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $9.34 CBOU Score: +16.71

1/ No debt
2/ Improving economy should see more sales
3/ Coffee market still shows signs that good coffee is demand

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Member Avatar johnsoro (< 20) Submitted: 4/23/2011 8:06:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.34 CBOU Score: +16.71

A strong value company at a bargain price, very excited to invest in this Stabuck's competitor.

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Member Avatar thunderhawke23 (35.64) Submitted: 4/6/2011 3:45:17 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.28 CBOU Score: +1.04

Global growth industry, with room to run

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Member Avatar Birdtrax (< 20) Submitted: 12/23/2010 11:05:26 AM : Outperform Start Price: $10.20 CBOU Score: -7.66

CBOU is trading at under $11 a share, SBUX is around $33 a share. Caribou has under 600 stores and is growing. They also have zero debt. I think they will hit $18 a share by 2012. There product is equal to better than Starbucks. My only concern is coffee bean market will rise with less quality product for purchase.

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Member Avatar MATTYSTEVANS (< 20) Submitted: 12/20/2010 6:58:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.41 CBOU Score: -11.63

Young Company ready to expand in a market that sells an addicting prodcut. NTM, my college age daughter likes it.

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Member Avatar akbarcaskey678 (< 20) Submitted: 9/19/2010 9:20:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $10.21 CBOU Score: -26.34

The next starbucks

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Member Avatar JMCBLACK (51.01) Submitted: 5/18/2010 9:51:28 AM : Underperform Start Price: $9.47 CBOU Score: +10.91

cbou is due for a pullback.to many shops to soon.sbux is on a roll with its new products this will slowdown cbou. i will keep an eye on it but i think it will pullback to 7.50 or even 7 until colder weather show up,then i buy.

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Member Avatar richmouse (76.68) Submitted: 2/21/2010 2:20:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.19 CBOU Score: +37.26

Coffee is growing by leaps and bounces with the Free Trade agreements and Equal Exchange Pacts making sure rural coffee farmers get a fair share of the pay for work.

Coffee is now coming out of hawaii mexico and other places as speciality coffee like never before.

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