Why Body Central Is Poised to Bounce Back

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, women's clothing and accessories retailer Body Central has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Body Central facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Jacksonville, Fla. (1972)

Market Cap

$147.3 million 

Industry

Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$311.0 million

Management

CEO Brian Woolf (since February 2013)

CFO Thomas Stoltz (since September 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

22.6%

Cash/Debt

$41.1 million / $0

Competitors

Aeropostale

Forever 21

Wal-Mart Stores


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 106 members who have rated Body Central believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, stockdissector, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive turnaround opportunity:

Apparel retailer Body Central just installed a new CEO and merchandising team. ... In addition, Body Central's balance sheet remains in pristine condition with $41 million in cash representing 41% of its stockholder's equity and a big goose egg on long term interest bearing debt.

Honing in on fashionable merchandise that will sell and revamping stores while backed with a new energetic team should turn this company around within a year or two.

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The article Why Body Central Is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

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