Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, motorcycle icon Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Harley-Davidson facts

Headquarters (founded)

Milwaukee (1903)

Market Cap

$5.3 billion


Motorcycle Manufacturers

TTM Revenue

$5.57 billion


CEO Keith Wandell (since May 2009)

Interim CFO John Olin (since May 2009)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last three years)

(1.3%) and (26.8%)

Cash / Debt

$1.03 billion / $4.73 billion


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

Over on CAPS, 393 of the 1,860 members who have rated Harley-Davidson -- some 21% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include my fellow Fool Rich Smith (TMFDitty), who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and sempire.

Last month, Rich reminded Fools that the financials seem to be spinning out of control:

Unless and until I see inventories stabilize, I cannot imagine this one outperforming the market. No matter how many times management promises to get the inventories under control, they just keep rising ... as sales keep falling. Cash burn is rampant, and even a vote of confidence from Warren Buffett now looks misplaced.

In a pitch from two weeks ago, sempire expands on Harley as a brand hogtied to the past:

A lot of the younger guys on cruisers are getting their value in similar, but cheaper cruisers from Triumph, Yamaha, Honda, etc., and looking forward to reincarnations from Norton, and Indian Motorcycle (again). It's nice to be able to own a Harley, but they are very costly to buy and maintain, and usually not as reliable or as cheap to fix as their counterparts. Maybe we will see some competitive Harley's down the line, but for right now, I'd really be wary of this play.

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