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

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

Agrium facts

Headquarters (founded)

Calgary, Canada (1931)

Market Cap

$7.71 billion


Agricultural Chemicals

TTM Revenue

$10.9 billion


CEO Michael Wilson (since 2003)

CFO Bruce Waterman (since 2000)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Terra Industries (NYSE:TRA)

Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI)

CAPS members bullish on AGU also bullish on

PotashCorp (NYSE:POT)


CAPS members bearish on AGU also bearish on

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS)

CF Industries (NYSE:CF)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 1,667 of the 1,707 members who have rated Agrium -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include jajege and All-Star coryjobe, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

In June, jajege helped fertilize the Agrium bull case: "Potash will be needed more and more to increase cereals production with world population increases. P/E ratio is very low for a company that is one of the leaders in its market."

In an earlier pitch, coryjobe applauds Agrium for its ambitious acquisition plans:

During a recession most companies shrivel up and hang on to all their costs, limit spending and basically try to hide in fear of going under. [N]ot my Agrium. [T]hey are currently seeking to acquire CF industries, (a manufacturer of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products). Agrium believes that this acquisition will greatly enhance their portfolio and diversify their market across the entire agricultural value chain. [I]f this acquisition occurs, then Agrium will become the global leader in nutrient production and distribution!

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.