Why Tilly's Is Poised to Outperform


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen-oriented apparel retailer has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Tilly's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Irvine, Calif. (1982)

Market Cap

$442.1 million


Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$479.9 million


Co-Founder/Chairman/Chief Strategy Officer Hezy Shaked

CEO Daniel Griesemer

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$48.6 million / $3.8 million


Pacific Sunwear of California

Urban Outfitters


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

On CAPS, all 31 of the members who have rated Tilly's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, timclaason, succinctly summed up the Tilly's bull case for our community:

I like Tilly's Price To Sales ratio. It's under 1. Combined with the P/E ratio under 20, current ratio over 2, low debt levels, decent profit margin, and its current place in 52 week price range, I think it's a good buy. ...

From a technical perspective, it recently had a double bottom in January and April, and its price has been going up since April. ... So, in real life, I don't think now is the *best* entry point, but given the quality fundamentals, I think one could make dumber decisions than TLYS in the $15-$16 range.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a perfect five-star rating, Tilly's may not be your top choice.

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