Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer giant PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

PotashCorp facts

Headquarters (founded) Saskatoon, Canada (1953)
Market Cap $35.1 billion
Industry Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $7.9 billion
Management CEO William Doyle (since 1998)
CFO Wayne Brownlee (since 1999)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 29.1%
Cash/Debt $491.0 million / $4.2 billion
Dividend Yield 1.4%
Competitors BASF
Yara International

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 4,896 members who have rated PotashCorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those bulls, MoneyAndWealth, succinctly summed up the PotashCorp bull case for our community:

- Demand for food and fertilizer will increase with population growth
- [PotashCorp] controls 20% of world capacity
- [Potash] reserves are heavily concentrated to a few select countries
- High barriers to entry (large investment $and 7 years to build a potash mine)

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