Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, luxury handbag maker Coach
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Coach's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1941)|
|Market Cap||$17.3 billion|
|Industry||Apparel, accessories, and luxury goods|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.08 billion|
Chairman/CEO Lew Frankfort (since 1995)
CFO Michael Devine III (since 2001)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||46.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$886.2 million / $31.9 million|
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, MYPIX tapped Coach as a stylish selection:
There will always be a market for high quality designer accessories. This company has plenty of room to grow in plenty of emerging markets. We have only begun to see the start of where Coach is headed.
Over the next five years, in fact, Coach is expected to grow its bottom line at a solid rate of 15.9% annually. That's faster than listed rivals such as Polo Ralph Lauren (12%), Talbots (11.5%), and Tiffany (13.7%).
CAPS member NathanExplosion elaborates on the bull case:
Coach is a smart company. Coach is one of the few companies that performed relatively well in the last two years. They have [little debt], a lot of cash, and they are intuned with their customer-base like few are. Sales have benefited from higher-end consumers buying less pricey purses, and middle-end consumers buying Coach's affordable, yet fashionable product. As the rebound continues, I foresee Coach continuing to do well because, well, they know how to do well.
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