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

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

Buckle facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Kearney, Neb. (1948)

Market Cap

$2.1 billion

Industry

Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.1 billion

Management

President/CEO Dennis Nelson

Treasurer/Corporate Controller Thomas Heacock

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

38.9%

Cash/Debt

$244.7 million/$0

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF)

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

Gap (NYSE:GPS)

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

On CAPS, 91% of the 627 members who have rated Buckle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, JohnCLeven, brought Buckle's solid fundamentals to our community's attention:

Extraordinary returns on capital. ROC was 42% in most recent year (off the charts) and ROC has consistently grown just about every year from 12% a decade ago to 42% today. 5 yr avg ROC is 34-35%.

EPS has grown every single year for the past 10 years. Very few companies have been able to grow this consistently. FCF/EV = 9%. Also, a 1.77% [dividend yield]. Great management as well.

Looking at [Buckle's] past growth history, I find it very unlikely that [Buckle] will not continue to grow. Even if that future growth is at lower end of estimates and historical averages, I believe [Buckle] should pan out to a solid long term investment.

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