Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global mining giant Rio Tinto
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Rio Tinto's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Rio Tinto facts
|Headquarters (founded)||London (1873)|
|Market Cap||$81.3 billion|
|Industry||Diversified metals and mining|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$60.5 billion|
|Management||CEO Tom Albanese (since 2007)
CFO Guy Elliott (since 2002)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$10.0 billion / $21.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,658 members who have rated Rio Tinto believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
All those car factories being built in China need steel. [W]ho will provide the iron ore? ... The sell-off on short-term drops [in iron ore] shipments has received absurd levels here, and a rebound is on tap. Great company, big dividend, and bigger prospects over the long haul.
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