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4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Under Armour

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, athletic-apparel maker Under Armour (NYSE: UA  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Under Armour's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Under Armour facts

Headquarters (Founded) Baltimore (1996)
Market Cap $3.68 billion
Industry Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.23 billion

Founder/Chairman/CEO Kevin Plank

CFO Brad Dickerson

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 13.9%
Cash/Debt $119.7 million / $36.9 million

Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM  )

Nike (NYSE: NKE  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 92% of the 2,879 members who have rated Under Armour believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include KirkDCJ and SlickJefferson.

This past summer, KirkDCJ listed several of Under Armour's positives:

I love this brand ... and this company. So far, great image, solid marketing, products that don't disappoint. And still small with lots of room to grow. Sign me up.

Over the next five years, in fact, Under Armour is expected to grow its bottom line at a brisk rate of 21.5% annually. That's much faster than other active-apparel plays like Nike (11.6%), Columbia (14.3%), and VF (NYSE: VFC  ) (13%).

CAPS member SlickJefferson elaborates on the bull case:

Under Armor is a growing company in the sports apparel segment and dominates the category of product that it invented -- moisture-wicking garments. There's plenty of room for this company to grow internationally as world soccer stars are just now starting to see the light. Look for its distinctive logo at Olympics time to see just how well the product is doing overseas. In the states, for teens and Tweens, the UA brand is on equal footing with more established players like Nike and Adidas.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Under Armour. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Under Armour and Nike, as well as creating a diagonal call position in Nike. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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