Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, recreational-products maker Brunswick (NYSE:BC) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Brunswick facts

Headquarters (founded)

Lake Forest, Ill. (1844)

Market Cap

$826.1 million


Leisure products

TTM Revenue

$3.3 billion


Chairman/CEO Dustan McCoy (since 2005)
CFO Peter Hamilton (since 2008)

Business Segments

Marine, Fitness, Bowling, Billiards

Return on Capital (average, last five years and TTM)

4.8% and (7.1%)

6-Month Return



Marine Products (NYSE:MPX)

CAPS Members Bearish on BC Also Bearish on

D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI)
Lennar (NYSE:LEN)
Centex (NYSE:CTX)

CAPS Members Bullish on BC Also Bullish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C)
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's; and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, some 38% of the 183 members who have rated Brunswick believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars BigFatBEAR and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Late last month, BigFatBEAR offered a commonsense bear case against Brunswick: "Bleeding cash, demand looks slack for at least a year."

In a pitch from last week, TSIF knocked down even more bullish pins:

Brunswick Corp is another stock on a tear back from perhaps unjustified lows in March, but well above actual value in this economy after a solid year of losses that have consumed over 80% of Brunswick Corp's net tangible assets. ... This gives [Brunswick] little wiggle room should another 7/10 split come along. The boat shows appear to be little help in its luxury boating division. With such strong losses, Brunswick is another example of a stock that ran up well past its current value in the recent rally to nearly 2X book that is highly leveraged. With some military and a great deal of government on its order books, stimulus efforts may help Brunswick, but at the current stock price it is NOT investor grade!

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.