Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer producer Intrepid Potash (NYSE: IPI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intrepid's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
||Co-founder/Chairman Robert Jornayvaz III
President/CFO David Honeyfield
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$163.2 million / $0
Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 730 members who have rated Intrepid believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, BenGrosser, nicely summed up the bull case for our community:
IPI, headquartered in Denver, CO, is the largest domestic producer of 'potash' (potassium chloride) and langbeinite fertilizers. ...Their fertilizers, potash in particular, are quite essential to plant formation and growth -- necessary for the production of many domestically produced crops (corn, potatoes, wheat, etc.). ...
When looking at IPI's financials for the past few years, I am excited about their future prospects to take an even larger domestic market share. For the past 3 years running, their top line has consistently increased. ...
Other positives that I won't hit on too long, but that are nonetheless extremely great indicators: ROE low teens, consistent positive cash flow from operations, reinvesting cash into property plant and equipment purchases.
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