Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, luxury handbag maker Coach (NYSE:COH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Coach facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York, N.Y.

Market Cap

$4.9 billion


Apparel, Accessories, and Luxury Goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$3.24 billion


Chairman/CEO Lew Frankfort (since 1995)
CFO Michael Devine, III (since 2001)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,905 of the 2,044 members who have rated Coach -- some 93% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star tennis128, who is ranked in the top 9% of our community, and directd.

Last week, tennis128 listed several of the bag maker's bullish features: "Low P/E, beaten down stock price, superior quality, positive brandname recognition, high end customers. Sounds to me like a great buy if I've ever heard of one."

In a pitch from yesterday, directd cites four reasons why the stock should be held in the bag:

1. Conservatively run company-does not have any debt ...
2. High profit margins due to low costs, not handmade like other high end retailers
3. Great growth opportunities with Coach Japan
4. As far as the high end retailers go, this is the most affordable for the middle income consumer and will be one of the first to rebound when consumers gain a bit more confidence.

Not exposed to debt, no risk of bankruptcy, great profit margins, what's not to like? Great long term value here.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Coach and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.