Why ArcelorMittal 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, steel giant ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

ArcelorMittal facts

Headquarters (founded)

Luxembourg (1989)

Market Cap

$23.6 billion

Industry

Steel

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$84.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Lakshmi Mittal

CFO Aditya Mittal

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

0.4%

Cash / Debt

$4.4 billion / $26.3 billion

Dividend Yield

4.3%

Competitors

POSCO

Nucor

United States Steel

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,107 members who have rated ArcelorMittal believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, Ikarruss, succinctly summed up the opportunity for our community:

This is a bet on iron going up. The stock is leveraged less than the industry average, it has a high [dividend yield], but it is not going anywhere unless iron/steel see some light. It is too big to react quickly, but it will make money if the price of steel goes up and it should hold on for a while.

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