Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, seed giant Monsanto
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Monsanto's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||St. Louis (2000)|
|Market Cap||$41 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$13 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Hugh Grant
CFO Pierre Courduroux
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.4 billion / $2.2 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 2,983 members who have rated Monsanto believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I am confident that Monsanto will grow their share in more countries worldwide than just the US. They have entered the wheat market and promise to bring technology to a technology starving crop. Vegetables is a crop that I don't think they have figured out yet, but the growth potential is huge there as Monsanto's global share is relatively small. It appears that they have a better strategy on India and China, relative to a few years ago.
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