Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, commodity supply chain company MFC Industrial (UNKNOWN:MIL.DL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

MFC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Vancouver, Canada (1951)

Market Cap

$608.6 million


Trading companies and distributors

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$503.4 million


Chairman/CEO Michael Smith

Senior Vice President of Finance (Europe) Roland Schulien

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$278.9 million / $261.2 million

Dividend Yield


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 264 members who have rated MFC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star TMFDeej, highlighted MFC as a potentially attractive "jockey" bet:

I'm not under any illusion that I'm going to find the next Warren Buffett, but someone who's half as good will still be a successful investment. Over on the TMF message boards, turb0kat, just reminded me about Michael Smith and his impressive history of generating solid returns. For some reason I have never invested alongside him, despite the fact that he is a favorite in some circles. He certainly uses lots of tricks and trinkets with his companies, along the lines of a John Malone type figure after drinking Red Bull. I certainly cannot profess to know a whole lot more about Michael Smith than that, but I plan on tracking his investment vehicle here in CAPS and to do more research on him in the near future.

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