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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, apparel retailer Guess? (NYSE: GES ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Guess?'s business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Los Angeles (1981)|
|Market Cap||$2.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.7 billion|
|Management||CEO Paul Marciano (since 2007)
CFO Dennis Secor (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||24.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$490 million/$11.8 million|
|Competitors||Abercrombie & Fitch
Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 714 members who have rated Guess? believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Although Guess has achieved >10% revenue and [free cash flow] growth over the past decade, its European exposure has become the only thing many are paying attention to. Even with a severely dinged European segment, [Guess?] generates a ton of cash. It has protected its brand sufficiently and maintained [relevance] for more than 30 years. Led by passionate owner-managers, I suspect the brand will make a run at another 30.
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