Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer giant PotashCorp (NYSE: POT ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PotashCorp's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Saskatoon, Canada (1953)
||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
||CEO William Doyle (since 1998)
CFO Wayne Brownlee (since 1999)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$417.0 million / $4.7 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 4,919 members who have rated PotashCorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, MoneyAndWealth, listed several factors working in PotashCorp's favor:
- Demand for food and fertilizer will increase with population growth
- [PotashCorp] controls 20% of world capacity
- [Potash] reserves are heavily concentrated to a few select countries
- High barriers to entry (large investment $ and 7+ years to build a potash mine)
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