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The Buckle, Inc. Message Board

  • d.byrne1 d.byrne1 Dec 16, 2009 5:04 PM Flag

    Nice M otley article

    5 Golden Retailers
    Buckle (NYSE: BKE)
    This teen retailer has done admirably well selling trendy merchandise from a variety of suppliers. Buckle has cinched up compound annual growth of 19.8% in revenue and 31.3% in net income over the last three years. The company also enjoys a strong balance sheet, with $93.6 million in cash and no debt. Best of all, it currently trades at a strikingly reasonable 11 times trailing earnings.

    Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO)
    Like Buckle, this fellow mall-based retailer has been able to buck the recessionary trends, perhaps thanks to its focus on lower-priced fashions for teens. Over the last three years, it has generated compound annual growth of 16.5% in revenue and 30.2% in net income. Aeropostale shares Buckle's bargain P/E of 11, and it sports a similarly cushy pile of cash, with $285.6 million and zero debt.

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