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

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

Celanese facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (2004)

Market Cap

$7.4 billion


Specialty chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.4 billion


Chairman/CEO Mark Rohr
CFO Steven Sterin

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$984.0 million / $3.0 billion

Dividend Yield



DuPont (NYSE:DD)
Eastman Chemical

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

On CAPS, 92% of the 381 members who have rated Celanese believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, hend6, succinctly summed up the Celanese bull case for our community:

Strong, growing earnings in a diversified field that includes food-related industries. The balance sheet is mediocre, but a small dividend and stock repurchases helps offset such a high amount of cash. Should continue to grow and expand.

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