It seems like Jamba may need the help, as its most recent earnings were a bit flatter than expected. Overall sales are growing, but very modestly, which makes it difficult to project similar growth to what we’ve seen in the graphs above. Still, it’s possible that a strong summer sales season will outweigh the cold-weather weakness, and Jamba might move into profitable territory for the first time ever. The company is pushing hard to expand self-serve JambaGO stations into schools and other captive environments, which could provide a steadier stream of revenue over retail outlets that have to generate interest from afar. Jamba isn’t ignoring its retail storefronts, though — earlier this year, the company fired a healthy broadside at kids’ meal leader McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) with a chainwide rollout of Jamba Kids Meals. Granted, a burger and fries with a toy are more fun than a smoothie and a sticker, but there are plenty of yuppie parents who will appreciate the alternative, even if their children won’t.
Putting the pieces together
Today, Jamba has some of the qualities that make up a great stock, but no stock is truly perfect. Digging deeper can help you uncover the answers you need to make a great buy — or to stay away from a stock that’s going nowhere.
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