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 (Nasdaq: YONG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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.

Yongye facts

Headquarters Beijing
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.

On CAPS, 94% of the 1,962 members who have rated Yongye believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include idahogeo and ahgang.

Earlier this month, idahogeo touched on Yongye's volatile nature:

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 (NYSE: AGU) (11.5), Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) (14.9), and PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) (15.5),

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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