Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, plastic-shoe maker Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Crocs facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Niwot, Colo. (1999)

Market Cap

$625 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$635.85 million


CEO John Duerden (since 2009)
CFO Russell Hammer (since 2008)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


1-Year Return



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Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN)

Highly Rated Apparel Alternatives

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO)
Under Armour (NYSE: UA)

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

On CAPS, 29% of the 2,268 members who have rated Crocs believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include PhilLabrasca and DarthMaul09.

Late last year, PhilLabrasca poked a few holes in the bull case:

I applaud their attempt to diversify their product line, however the shoes are still unappealing for the most part, and still carry a brand name plagued with "ugly." Their main product is no longer in the growth stage. ... It's so hard for me to simply go short on a stock based on their product, since they ARE cutting costs, but I have to remain short on this one.

In a pitch from one month earlier, DarthMaul09 expands on Crocs as a good bet to bite the dust:

The market rally since [last] March has obviously helped this company's stock price. The expectation for a recovery in retail has made this company look like a good value play. Unfortunately, retail recovery will be dependent primarily on unemployment recovery, which I don't see happening soon. So that begs the question, does this company have enough capital to survive until unemployment improves? I don't think so and I think that this will become apparent within a year.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Under Armour is a choice of both Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Hidden Gems, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.