Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nitrogen products producer Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Terra Nitrogen facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sioux City, Iowa (1991)

Market Cap

$1.98 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

TTM Revenue

$779.9 million


CEO Michael Bennett (since 1998)
CFO Daniel Greenwell (since 2008)

Return on Capital (average, last three years)


Cash / Debt

$95.2 million / $0

Dividend Yield



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

Over on CAPS, fully 1,107 of the 1,153 members who have rated Terra -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include pchristoph and danielthebear.

Late last month, pchristoph tapped Terra as a particularly tasty way to earn some income: "No debt, very nice margins and dividend. People need to eat."

In a pitch from last week, danielthebear planted even more bullish seeds:

I have seen this come up on too many growth and value screens to ignore it. [Terra] is in a basic, essential industry (Nitrogen fertilizer is essential for plant growth, soils are largely depleted and are not getting any better.) ... ROE is greater than 20 for a 5-year average with a 8.5% dividend, a P/E under 10 and no debt. Natural gas will rise but with that rise will come higher commodity costs so they will be able to charge more, offsetting the increased cost.

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