Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, agricultural company FMC (NYSE: FMC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

FMC facts

Headquarters (founded) Philadelphia (1884)
Market Cap $6.7 billion
Industry Diversified chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.5 billion
Management CEO Dr. Pierre Brondeau (since 2010)
CFO William Kim Foster (since 2001)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 25.7%
Cash/Debt $70.8 million / $946.5 million
Dividend Yield 0.7%
Competitors Asahi Glass
Dow Chemical

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 418 members who have rated FMC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those bulls, ice23bear, touched on the growth tailwinds working in FMC's favor: "A strong US company ... good exposure to South America and doing well there even in the current economic conditions. Potential for a good upside if South America as a whole outgrows the US, regardless of which S.A. countries have the best growth in the region."

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