Why CF Industries Will Keep Soaring

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer supplier CF Industries (NYSE: CF  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CF and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CF facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Deerfield, Ill. (1946)

Market Cap

$13.7 billion

Industry

Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson
CFO Dennis Kelleher

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

26.8%

Cash/Debt

$2.2 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

Agrium (NYSE: AGU  )
Koch Industries
PotashCorp
(NYSE: POT  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,285 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, adamlevy, tapped CF as a particularly timely play for the New Year:

2013 will be another banner year for farmers. The demand for fertilizer should go up and with a limited domestic supply of nitrogen, CF should be able to increase the price on its inelastic product. This should lead to better margins and better numbers on both the top and bottom lines.

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