Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, all-terrain vehicle maker Polaris Industries
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Polaris' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Medina, Minn. (1987)|
|Market Cap||$4.8 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Scott Wine (since 2008)
COO Bennett Morgan (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||57.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$285.9 million / $108.1 million|
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 90% of the 285 members who have rated Polaris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Polaris is best known for its snowmobiles but has moved into all-terrain vehicles and street motorcycles, which insulates it when one product category does poorly, like snowmobiles during the mild winter. Recreational vehicles should benefit from the aging of the Baby Boomer cohort and an improving economy. The company's brands are respected in the marketplace and seem to provide a small moat. It appears to be both performing well and exceeding expectations, with growth currently accelerating.
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