Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese plant nutrient manufacturer Yongye International
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Yongye's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$297.7 million|
|Industry||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$214.1 million|
Chairman/CEO Wu Zishen (since 2001)
CFO Sam Yu (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||33.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$41.9 million / $800 thousand|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
This one is a roller coaster ... eventually, the fundamentals (i.e. good cash position, low debt, low earnings multiple & PEG) should get some traction and squeeze the shorts? ... In any event, there are only two ways to take this one: super short or ultra long. I'm taking the latter.
In fact, Yongye currently sports an almost unbelievable forward P/E of 3.1. That represents a massive discount to much larger fertilizer plays like Agrium
CAPS member ahgang elaborates on the bull case:
China's farm land has been decreasing. ... How to grow same amount or more foods from dwindling farmlands? Fertilizer is the key, correct? Yongye is a proven provider of very effective stuff and recently received the "Integrity Award" ... that is not a small achievement and recognition in such a vast country and competitive industry. Just be patient and don't let shorty drive you crazy.
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