Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, travel products company Tumi Holdings (NYSE:TUMI) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

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

Tumi facts


Headquarters (founded)

South Plainfield, N.J. (1975)

Market Cap

$1.5 billion


Accessories and luxury goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$378.7 million


CEO Jerome Griffith (since 2009)

CFO Michael Mardy (since 2003)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$16.4 million / $52.0 million


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

On CAPS, 66% of the 29 members who have rated Tumi believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star BlacknGold, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

Tumi is worth about $300 million on paper and over $1.5 billion on the market. Most of its shareholders' equity can be attributed to its $338 million IPO. Income is up, revenue is up, valuation is up. As with software companies, I usually stay away from retailers because I honestly have no idea how to value them. I just think this is a bit overvalued.

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