Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, methanol producer Methanex (Nasdaq: MEOH) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Methanex facts

Headquarters (Founded) Vancouver, Canada (1968)
Market Cap $2.85 billion
Industry Commodity chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $2.12 billion

CEO Bruce Aitken (since 2004)

CFO Ian Cameron (since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 5.8%
Cash/Debt $239.8 million / $1 billion
Dividend Yield 2.2%

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 225 members who have rated Methanex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include buffalonate and WestCoastInsight.

Earlier this month, buffalonate summed up the Methanex bull case with just three simple words: "Great growth company."

Over the next five years, in fact, Methanex is expected to grow its bottom line at a particularly brisk rate of 46% annually. That's much faster than larger chemical plays like Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) (7%), DuPont (NYSE: DD) (10.1%), and PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) (8.9%).

CAPS member WestCoastInsight expands on the growth opportunity:

Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. That means every day -- the world over -- Methanex plays a vital role in people's lives. Methanol is an important ingredient in many of the essential industrial and consumer products that make the world a better place in which to live, work and play.

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