Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty chemical company Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Rockwood facts

Headquarters (Founded) Princeton, N.J. (2000)
Market Cap $3.42 billion
Industry Specialty chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.19 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Seifi Ghasemi
CFO Robert Zatta
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (9.9%)
Cash/Debt $324.1 million / $2.16 billion
Competitors DuPont (NYSE: DD)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 257 members who have rated Rockwood believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star silentrumble, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community, and DigitalPaladine.

Earlier this month, silentrumble listed several of Rockwood's positives:

Extremely well positioned as a low cost lithium producer. Diversified in several other high tech industries.... Very favorable value at this stock price considering the current cash flow and future growth projections.

In fact, Rockwood currently trades at a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 7.9. That represents a discount to larger chemical plays like Ashland (NYSE: ASH) (10.8), Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) (10.0), and DuPont (11.0).

CAPS member DigitalPaladine expands on the outperform case:

Lithium and plastics are just two of their many niches. 100% market share in the plastics used to create artificial hip and joint replacements in the US. Demand for lithium is snowballing and this company is poised to reap tremendous gains from this. Beyond Electric Cars and hip replacements the companies Lithium and plastic composites have several other key uses.

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