Why Pep Boys Is Poised to Keep Plunging


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, car parts supplier Pep Boys (NYS: PBY) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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

Pep Boys facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Philadelphia (1921)

Market Cap

$497.6 million


Automotive retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.1 billion


CEO Michael Odell (since September 2008)
CFO David Stern (since September 2012)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$78.7 million / $200.0 million


Advance Auto Parts (NYS: AAP)
(NYS: AZO) Sears, Roebuck and Co.

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

On CAPS, 22% of the 217 members who have rated Pep Boys believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star badducky, succinctly summed up the Pep Boys bear case for our community: "Specialty retail will get crushed by on-line ordering and the repair business is a rough gig, with lots of competition for basic services, and cars that are only getting more complex. Yeah, I'm bearish on this one."

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