Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, all-terrain vehicle maker Polaris Industries (NYS: PII) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Polaris' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Medina, Minn. (1987)
CEO Scott Wine (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$325.3 million / $107.3 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 88% of the 226 members who have rated Polaris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Polaris is the leader in the off-road recreational vehicle market, a market that has actually been doing quite well since the recession lifted and financing improved. It is run by veterans and has a nice distribution system here in the US and a growing one internationally. They are just getting started overseas, especially in India and China, and recent acquisitions in motorcyles will help distribute sales outside of off-road (where Polaris is having a lot of success in side-by-side vehicles, the best growing market). Furthermore, Polaris has performed quite well in Europe, too, where no one is really doing all that well. So overall I like the market, the company, the management.
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