Jack in the Box Inc. ($JACK) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

Company name Jack in the Box Inc.
Stock ticker JACK
Live stock price [stckqut]JACK[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Poor


Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $25.63
Target stock price (averages with growth) $33.53
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $28.84
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $32.1

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=jack

Jack in the Box Inc. operates and franchises more than 2,800 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants (QSR) and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. Jack in the Box is a hamburger chain. As of September 30, 2012, the Jack in the Box system included 2,250 restaurants in 21 states, of which 547 were company-operated and 1,703 were franchise-operated. The Company’s Qdoba Restaurant Corporation is an operator and franchisor of Qdoba Mexican Grill. As of September 30, 2012, the Qdoba system included 627 restaurants in 42 states, as well as the District of Columbia, of which 316 were company-operated and 311 were franchise-operated. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 (fiscal 2012), it re-franchised 97 Jack in the Box restaurants, while Jack in the Box franchisees opened a total of 18 restaurants. During fiscal 2012, it acquired 46 Qdoba franchised restaurants and Qdoba franchisees opened a total of 32 restaurants.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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