Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, hydrogen and helium supplier Air Products & Chemicals
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Air Products' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Air Products facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Allentown, Pa. (1940)|
|Market Cap||$18.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$10.1 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO John McGlade
CFO Paul Huck
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$417.3 million / $4.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 675 members who have rated Air Products believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This company does several things, but I'm focusing in on LNG technology. ... LNG is an obvious choice for U.S. companies to use to tap into much higher margin markets, such as Asia. ... Thus, I see this as one of several ways to tap into the large profit potential with natural gas in the next several years. Particularly as unstable oil supplies continue to cause gas and other petrol products to skyrocket, natural gas will become a more attractive alternative.
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