Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, footwear specialist Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX) has received a distressing 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.


Headquarters (founded) Niwot, Colo. (1999)
Market Cap $1.6 billion
Industry Footwear
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.1 billion

CEO John McCarvel (since 2010)

CFO Jeffrey Lasher (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 22.4%
Cash/Debt $278.8 million / $11.3 million
Competitors Deckers Outdoor

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

On CAPS, 29% of the 2,315 members who have rated Crocs believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDivine, tapped Crocs as a rather unappealing opportunity:

A dog with fleas. Entirely dependent on the success of dumb-looking shoes with holes in them... textbook awful business model. Stock is a value trap and may not plummet short term, but long-term you'll wanna take this puppy to the vet, although I'm afraid there's not much hope.

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