Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Abercrombie facts

Headquarters (founded)

New Albany, Ohio (1892)

Market Cap

$2 billion


Apparel stores

Trailing-12-Month (TTM) Revenue

$3.54 billion


CEO Michael Jeffries (since 1992)
CFO Jonathan Ramsden (since 2008)

Annual Net Income Growth (average, last five years and TTM)

11.3% and (42.8%)


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

Over on CAPS, fully 61 of the 261 All-Star members who have rated Abercrombie -- some 23% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the entire bearish population are philargyrian and webhappy.

Three days ago, philargyrian wrote that Abercrombie was simply worn out: 

Brand hit top recognition about a year ago. They're quickly becoming passe as young consumers move to new looks and brands. The stock is now as over-priced as the clothes.

In an earlier pitch from last month, webhappy elaborates on the notoriously fickle world in which Abercrombie operates:

Unbelievable that the company's price keeps going up simply for beating consensus estimates when the fact is that sales are falling. Betting on [Abercrombie] is betting on [Abercrombie]'s return to brand dominance when the recession is over. Personally, I am no longer so convinced that other companies or styles will become the hot thing with teens. In the next year or so, I don't think many kids will be willing to spend $50 per item of clothing when other teen retailers (ie AE, Aeropostale) charge around half of [Abercrombie].

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