5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Lumber Liquidators

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYS: LL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Lumber Liquidators facts

Headquarters (Founded)Toano, Va. (1994)
Market Cap$486 million
IndustryHome improvement retail
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$660 million
ManagementPresident/COO Robert Lynch (will succeed retiring CEO Jeffrey Griffiths on Jan. 1)
CFO Daniel Terrell
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)17%
Cash/Debt$37.8 million / $0
CompetitorsHome Depot (NYS: HD)
Lowe's (NYS: LOW)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 627 members who have rated Lumber Liquidators believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Millsteen, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and Dwest15.

This past summer, Millsteen listed several of Lumber Liquidators' positives: "Knowledgeable sales staff, competitive prices, experts in flooring a category where Home Depot and Lowes fail because of poor training."

Lumber Liquidators boasts almost $38 million in cash on its balance sheet with zero debt. Meanwhile, big-box retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Wal-Mart (NYS: WMT) sport debt-to-equity ratios of 0.6, 0.4, and 0.8, respectively.

CAPS member Dwest15 elaborates on the bull case:

[Lumber Liquidators] will continue to have success as long as they continue to focus on their core business. Their niche in the market is serving quality flooring at a great rate while not bothering with the other hardware store stuff. Also [Robert Lynch] has done a tremendous job at turning the supply chains around. Looking forward to see what he can bring to the table.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Lumber Liquidators and Wal-Mart. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Lumber Liquidators, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Wal-Mart, as well as writing covered calls on Lowe's and creating a diagonal call position on Wal-Mart. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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