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

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

CF facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Deerfield, Ill. (1946)

Market Cap

$11.7 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson

CFO Dennis Kelleher

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.3 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield





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

On CAPS, 97% of the 840 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Nehams, succinctly summed up the CF bull case for our community:

Demand for nitrogen, CF's core product, is relatively inelastic because it is also the most widely applied nutrient. Corn can't do without nitrogen, and the U.S. is all ready for record spring planting this year. Industry leadership, low debt, solid cash flows, great margins -- CF is a complete package. For all the goodness, CF is trading the cheapest among peers at current price. A golden opportunity for Fools.