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Coach

BETWEEN THE cheap handbags and ones that cost as much as a car, there’s Coach. The New York accessories maven has deftly cultivated the “accessible luxury” segment, selling fashionable, well-made items to consumers who want quality without a ridiculous price tag. Coach has avoided the bargain bin dilution that has plagued brands from Calvin Klein Inc. to Tommy Hilfiger Corp. It doesn’t slash prices on the Web or at fullprice stores. Coach’s factory outlets are generally about an hour’s drive from its retail stores. That keeps fashionistas apart from suburban moms who may not care if a cherry-red wristlet is so last year.

Company Info

2005 Rank

17

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COMPANY INFO

COH

Market Value
$ Million

13,668.7

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 28.7
(3-yr.) 299.9
2005 Sales
$ Billion

1.9

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 27
(3-yr.) 32.7
Long-Term Growth Est. %

20.0

Net income
$ Million

454.6

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 46
(3-yr.) 58.3
Net Margin %*

23.5

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

33.4

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

37/25

P/E Ratio

30

Industry Consumer Durables & Apparel
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Lew Frankfort

Lew Frankfort, 60

CEO since 1995




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