Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Peabody Energy
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Peabody's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||St. Louis (1883)|
|Market Cap||$6.1 billion|
|Industry||Coal and consumable fuels|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Gregory Boyce
Vice President/CFO Michael Crews
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||17%|
|Cash/Debt||$952.4 million / $6.7 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 2,077 members who have rated Peabody believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Peabody] is best of breed coal, with Australian operations that will likely cater to Asia's coal needs, while sporting a healthy balance sheet relative to its competitors which will help it ride out the storm while paying a 1.4% dividend that is safe (9% payout ratio). I don't think coal is going anywhere, global demand remains and natural gas will go back up in price here soon.
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