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

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

Cemex facts

Headquarters (founded) Garza Garcia, Mexico (1906)
Market Cap $8.4 billion
Industry Construction materials
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $15.0 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Zambrano
CFO Fernando Gonzalez
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (5.8%)
Cash/Debt $633.3 million / $17.4 billion
Competitors Holcim

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 3,953 members who have rated Cemex believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just this morning, one of those Fools, Chinoster7u, kindly updated our community on the Cemex story:

Cemex is handling its debt in a timely and efficient manner. Its recent offering of stock in Colombia will help unburden its debt. Cemex continues to offer incentive dividends in the form of stock, allowing the company to keep its cash to reinvest in itself. Once the German court rules in favor of the bailouts, Cemex will recover business lost in the hardest hit European markets as they begin to rebuild infrastructure. ... Short-term boost will come from recent contract to provide cement for a [60,000 cubic yard] wind farm in Texas.

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