Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Mexican cement giant Cemex (NYSE:CX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cemex facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Garza Garcia, Mexico (1906)

Market Cap

$9.89 billion


Construction materials

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$16.91 billion


CEO Lorenzo Trevino (since 1985)
CFO Rodrigo Trevino (since 1997)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 5 Years)


Cash / Debt

$978.6 million / $19.26 billion


Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC)
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CAPS Members Bullish on CX Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on CX Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98.2% of the 1,464 All-Star members who have rated Cemex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TMFSTX and JakilaTheHun, both of whom are ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Just last month, TMFSTX tapped Cemex as a solid way to play a pair of powerful trends: "Large infrastructure projects pending in the USA and Mexico. Industry consolidation."

In a pitch from one week later, JakilaTheHun expanded on Cemex as a good, but not great, value proposition:

Cemex has good growth prospects. They are well positioned in emerging markets. Historical earnings and cash flows have been around the $0.75 - $1.30 range. I liked this a lot when it crept under $7; and especially under $5, where it was an outright steal! At $13, I'm becoming more neutral on it. ... While cash flows are strong, I believe they support a valuation somewhere in the $14 - $23 range.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Cemex is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick and a former Global Gains choice, Vulcan is an Inside Value choice, and Johnson & Johnson is a selection of Income Investor. The Fool owns shares of Cemex. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.