Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese agricultural company Agria (NYSE:GRO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Agria facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Beijing, China (2000)

Market Cap

$125.2 million


Agricultural products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$68.6 million


CEO Xie Tao (since 2009)
CFO Christopher Boddington (since 2009)

TTM Return on Capital



$172.4 million / $2.5 million

Other Highly Rated Agricultural Stocks

PotashCorp (NYSE:POT)
Monsanto (NYSE:MON)

CAPS Members Bullish on GRO Also Bullish on


CAPS Members Bearish on GRO Also Bearish on

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97.5% of the 121 All-Star members who have rated Agria believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TSIF and XpXp, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just two days ago, TSIF highlighted the stock's recent weakness as an opportunity to pounce:

Agria at $2.00 per share has some safety margin built in. It ranged down from $9 per share two years ago to a low of $0.75 before making a reasonable climb back up to $3.00. The Chinese clamp down on lending pulled it back down another 33% back to the $2.00 range where it seems to be finding some resistance.

In a pitch from last month, XpXp also planted some seeds of hope for the stock:

[Agria] is a speculative play on Chinese agriculture. ... Under a new management team including two former PricewaterhouseCoopers employees, the company has had a class action lawsuit dismissed, entered into a strategic co-operation framework agreement with the China National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and acquired stakes in two other agricultural companies. Considering the historical profitability of Agria, the fact that the company has sustained business operations, and the massive growth of The Chinese agricultural sector, there is a likely possibility of this stock taking off like a rocket.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Ford is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. Monsanto is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.