Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Estee Lauder's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Estee Lauder facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (1946)|
|Market Cap||$22.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$9.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Fabrizio Freda (since 2009)
CFO Richard Kunes (since 2004)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||28%|
|Cash/Debt||$999.1 million / $1.2 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 28% of the 222 members who have rated Estee Lauder believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Decent earnings growth, but the price has gotten out of control, having [nearly doubled] in 2 years. I can't imagine that the number of women wearing cosmetics has also doubled. You can't put lipstick on this pig.
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