Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, titanium products manufacturer Titanium Metals
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TIMET's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Dallas (1950)|
|Market Cap||$3.34 billion|
|Industry||Diversified metals and mining|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$823.4 million|
|Management||CEO Bobby O'Brien (since 2009)
CFO James Brown (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$221.9 million / $0|
RTI International Metals
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96.5% of the 2,533 members who have rated TIMET believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars FoolSolo and SIO394, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.
Just yesterday, FoolSolo brought the stock's price weakness to our community's attention: "Recent pullback on [Titanium Metals] from $22 high in August seems like a good entry point. Not sure if it has corrected enough to resume yet, but I like the opportunity."
As the largest domestic producer of titanium, TIMET remains our community's favorite play on the lightweight metal. In fact, TIMET's five-year average operating margin (21%) tops that of rivals Allegheny (13.2%), Carpenter (11.5%), and RTI (12.8%), as well as more common steel plays like ArcelorMittal
CAPS All-Star SIO394 expands on the solid opportunity:
Titanium Metals Corporation is a producer of titanium melted and mill products. The Company has titanium production facilities in the United States and Europe. Not only are the insiders buying in large volume, but this can work better than speculation plays in the rare earth sector. ... I like it as a pure play as industrial demand will pick up for this metal as the economy continues to recover.
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