Why Lululemon Is Poised to Keep Pulling Back


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, yoga gear retailer has received a distressing two-star ranking.

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


Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1998)

Market Cap

$9.8 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.4 billion


Founder/Chairman Dennis Wilson

CFO John Currie

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$590.2 million/$0


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

On CAPS, 24% of the 1,369 members who have rated Lululemon believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, sikiliza, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

The problem with fads is that they come to an end. Granted, Lululemon targeted an existing and fast growing core market of yoga enthusiasts who were not afraid to talk it up but over time, the company's growth depended more and more on the ordinary lady picking up a pair of well-fitting yoga pants for everyday wear. This might have signaled one of two things: 1) That the core market was saturated or 2) That the initial allure and exclusivity of the product was now broken.

Product issues aside, management has not been stellar and I see an [Aeropostale ] situation brewing where a good company with great products gets distracted by management side-shows.

Lululemon has the potential to grow its sales by 10 times if it can penetrate other markets like it has in Canada, but the competitive landscape is starting to increase. Can Lululemon fight off larger retailers and ultimately deliver huge profits for savvy investors? The Motley Fool answers these questions and more in its most in-depth Lululemon research available. Thousands have already claimed their own premium ticker coverage; gain instant access to your own by clicking here now.


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