Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, footwear specialist Skechers USA (NYSE: SKX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Skechers facts

Headquarters (founded) Manhattan Beach, Calif. (1992)
Market Cap $926.6 million
Industry Footwear
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.99 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Robert Greenberg
CFO/COO David Weinberg
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 9.3%
Cash/Debt $197.9 million / $89.9 million
Competitors Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX)
Nike (NYSE: NKE)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 589 members who have rated Skechers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include SapphireSeas and taylor4u.

Just last month, SapphireSeas tapped Skechers as a particularly timely pick: "Major consumer brand with multiple successful product lines suffering from failure of 'Toner Sneakers' fad. Temporary setback and overselling sets this stock up for a nice comeback."

In fact, Skechers currently sports a cheapish forward P/E of 10.4. That represents a clear discount to other footwear stocks such as Crocs (15.3), Deckers Outdoor (Nasdaq: DECK) (15.7), and Nike (17.1).

CAPS member taylor4u elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

Skechers has some problems it needs to work through but there is still demand for the product. The company seems to be in good financial standing and is at a compelling valuation. The CEO is 70 years old so maybe some new management can shake things up a bit.

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