Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty chemical company Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Rockwood and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Princeton, N.J. (2000)|
|Market Cap||$3.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Seifi Ghasemi
CFO Robert Zatta
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||19.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$343.4 million / $1.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 354 members who have rated Rockwood believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This is one of Alex Roeper's ideas from the Value Investing Congress. Lithium, a key battery component, is one of this cheap specialty chemical company's products. It will benefit as manufacturers introduce more hybrid vehicles.
Furthermore, he claims that the stock trades largely based on fluctuations in the Titanium Dioxide market, despite the fact that it only accounts for 15% of Rockwood's business. Rockwood actually plans to spin-off the TiO2. This move will help to lower its debt and cedouple it from the swings in the price of this commodity.
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