Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer producer Intrepid Potash (NYSE: IPI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intrepid's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Denver (2000)|
|Market Cap||$1.8 billion|
|Industry||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$392.2 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/Chairman Robert Jornayvaz, III
President/CFO David Honeyfield
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$141.0 million / $1.4 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 93% of the 740 members who have rated Intrepid believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Profitability in this sector are driven by potash prices and cost of production. Potash prices are going to depend on ag demand, which is pretty much determined to grow to meet biofuels production targets, plus huge growth in the developing world. Production costs in the mine are relatively fixed and natural gas prices in North America look to remain low. I'll take this one while it is beaten down.
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