Why Thompson Creek Will Rebound in 2013

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE: TC  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Thompson Creek facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Denver (1998)

Market Cap

$703.6 million

Industry

Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$418.7 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Kevin Loughrey
President/COO Scott Shellhaas

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

10.1%

Cash/Debt

$359.7 million / $657.5 million

Competitors

Chevron Mining
Climax Molybdenum
Molycorp
(NYSE: MCP  )

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,335 members who have rated Thompson Creek believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFmd19, tapped the stock as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Thompson Creek Metals is best known as a producer of molybdenum. However, the company is in the final stages of bringing its Mount Milligan copper and gold mine into production. The mine is expected to produce an average of 194,000 ounces of gold and 81 million pounds of copper each year over its 22-year expected life.

The project has not gone as smoothly as the company had hoped. Construction costs have skyrocketed and the company has had to give up half of the mine's future gold production to help fund the project completion. That being said, the mine has the potential to transform the company into a top performer. A further boost for the company in the next year would be a rebound in the price molybdenum, which suffered a double digit decline last year.

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