Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, apparel retailer Guess? (NYSE: GES) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Guess? facts

Headquarters (founded) Los Angeles (1981)
Market Cap $2.4 billion
Industry Apparel retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.7 billion
Management CEO Paul Marciano (since 2007)
CFO Dennis Secor (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 24.9%
Cash/Debt $490 million/$11.8 million
Dividend Yield 3.1%
Competitors Abercrombie & Fitch
Ralph Lauren

Sources: S&P Capital IQ; Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 714 members who have rated Guess? believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Bryan Hinmon (TMF42), tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity:

Although Guess has achieved >10% revenue and [free cash flow] growth over the past decade, its European exposure has become the only thing many are paying attention to. Even with a severely dinged European segment, [Guess?] generates a ton of cash. It has protected its brand sufficiently and maintained [relevance] for more than 30 years. Led by passionate owner-managers, I suspect the brand will make a run at another 30.

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