Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, athletic apparel giant Nike
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Nike's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Beaverton, Ore. (1964)|
|Market Cap||$42.2 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$21.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/Co-Founder Phil Knight
President/CEO Mark Parker
Vice President/CFO Donald Blair
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.7 billion / $518 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 2,168 members who have rated Nike believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include thebrokengroup and All-Star TheMiracleDJR, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.
Earlier this year , thebrokengroup noted that Nike has "made inroads in every country." Our CAPS member concludes: "They are an amazing marketing machine that will continue to grow and dominate the field of helping athletes at all levels perform at their very best."
Currently, Nike currently sports a cheapish forward P/E of 15.8. That represents a discount to listed rivals Deckers (16.5) and Under Armour (32.4), as well as other athletic apparel plays like lululemon athletica
Just watch their commercial for the World Cup and you see they remain inspired despite their size. This is part of my strategy of combining picks which essentially are like owning a Monopoly. Nike Under Armour is like owning a $ printing press. I actually believe pressure from [Under Armour] is good for them, keeps them sharp.
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