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Why PotashCorp Is Poised to Outperform

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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PotashCorp facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Saskatoon, Canada (1953)

Market Cap

$36.0 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.7 billion


CEO William Doyle (since 1998)
CFO Wayne Brownlee (since 1999)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$461.0 million / $4.0 billion

Dividend Yield



Yara International

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,955 members who have rated PotashCorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Yacabe, succinctly summed up the PotashCorp bull case for our comunity:

I've been looking for companies that I can guarantee a revenue increase in. Potash is an excellent example. With population growth set to explode, farms around the world will call for much more fertilizer. ... China, India, the [Midwest], Potash is selling to the breadbaskets of the world. It controls 20% of the potash trade in the world, and has several mines in [Saskatchewan, Canada] which are increasing efficiency, thus giving Potash yet another competitive edge. I think the stage is set for Potash to do really well.

Of course, this short pitch doesn't even come close to telling the entire story for PotashCorp. You're in luck, though. The Fool's brand new premium report on PotashCorp tells all sides of the story for one of the most compelling agriculture plays in the market. You can grab your copy now, which comes with free updates for 12 months, by just clicking here.

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