Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-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||$17.2 billion|
|Industry||Apparel and luxury goods|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Lew Frankfort
CFO Jane Nielsen
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||45.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$848 million / $30.2 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, ajbakerjr highlighted Coach as a stock worth carrying:
One of the premier retailers in the world, with products that manage to remain among the "must haves" on wish lists everywhere in good economic times and bad. Plus, with the burgeoning middle class populations around the world, their growth prospects extend far beyond the US.
Over the past five years, in fact, Coach has grown its top-line at a solid rate of 15% annually. That's faster than competitors like Polo Ralph Lauren (9%) and Tiffany (8%), let alone Talbots and its average revenue decline of -11%.
CAPS member TauLepton expands on the outperform argument:
Regardless of the current downed economy, luxury goods make us feel good about ourselves. Those that can afford this brand will continue to buy. Those that can't will still dream of the day that they will be able to buy. Coach is solidly run, effectively marketed and produces a solid product.
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