Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, watch and accessories retailer Fossil (Nasdaq: FOSL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Fossil facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Richardson, Texas (1984)

Market Cap

$3 billion


Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.7 billion


CEO Kosta Kartsotis (since 2000)

CFO Mike Kovar (since 2000)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$443 million / $7.9 million


Coach (NYSE: COH)

Guess? (NYSE: GES)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 398 members who have rated Fossil believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include heckler24 and All-Star eagles22, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Earlier this month , heckler24 noted that Fossil "has excellent insider ownership and has a fantastic strategy for growth that is only now coming to fruition."

No kidding. Earlier this month, Fossil said its second-quarter income grew a whopping 230% and issued guidance that also topped estimates. Despite continued worries over consumer spending, "affordable luxury" brands like Fossil, as well as rivals Coach and Guess, have posted surprisingly impressive growth of late. And while that strong demand has already set Fossil's shares en fuego, CAPS All-Stars like eagles22 think they still have plenty of room to run:

[Fossil] is starting to look like a traditional [Motley Fool Hidden Gems] stock -- think [Buffalo Wild Wings] or [Middleby] 5 years ago.

What I mean is that it's firing on all cylinders, and the future looks super-rosy. The stock is expensive now, but I think this is one that will continue to deliver. Opening a small position here would be fine, and any stumbles in the future will be short-lived and present buying opportunities.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Fossil, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Guess are Motley Fool Hidden Gems picks. Coach is a selection of Stock Advisor, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.