Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer maker Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) has earned a respectable four-star ranking.

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

Mosaic facts

Headquarters (founded)

Plymouth, Minn. (2004)

Market Cap

$25.1 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

TTM Revenue

$12.17 billion


President/CEO James Prokopanko (since 2007)
CFO Lawrence Stranghoener (since 2004)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (over last five years)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 778 of the 801 All-Star members who have rated Mosaic -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include stan8331 and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

In late March, stan8331 summed up Mosaic's fundamentals nicely for our community: "Low debt, good cash flow, low P/E, people have to eat and crops have to be grown to that end, even in bad times."

In a more recent pitch from April, TSIF helped fertilize the bull case even further:

Commodities are starting up, farmers have access to credit, people need to eat … with 30% [operating margins] and 50% ROE. Cash on hand exceeds debt by a hefty margin. While 52 week high is not a good indicator in a recession and [fertilizers] probably overshot their mark last year, Mosaic is still at only 25% of its 52 week high. Bulls charge!

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