Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, recreational-products maker Brunswick (NYSE: BC) has received the dreaded one-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

$1.4 billion


Leisure products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.78 billion


Chairman/CEO Dustan McCoy

CFO Peter Hamilton

Business Segments

Marine, Fitness, Billiards, Bowling

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital


1-Year Return



$526.6 million / $850.9 million


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

On CAPS, 50% of the 242 members who have rated Brunswick believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Stars UltraLong and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Just this past Wednesday, UltraLong helped bowl over the bull case:

Why pay over 1 billion dollars for a company scheduled to lose money into 2012 with over 800M in debts and is trading at 6 times book with a ridiculously overbought condition? Why? What makes you think people are buying boats in this economy? I've been to their bowling alleys ... they're dead. Why?

In a pitch from yesterday, mrindependent echoed that sentiment:

All of Brunswick's products are discretionary including boats, bowling product, billiards tables and air hockey tables. As a result, historical earnings results are extremely choppy. Although this company is currently losing money and is expected to lose money in 2010 and 2011, the market has celebrated the supposed end of the recession by bidding this stock price up 500% in the past year. I think the next big move will be down.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Hasbro is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.