Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, phosphate producer Innophos Holdings (NASDAQ:IPHS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Innophos facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Cranbury, N.J. (2004)

Market Cap

$414.1 million


Specialty chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$865.8 million


Chairman/CEO Randolph Gress

CFO Neil Salmon

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$93.7 million / $246.0 million

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 97% of the 760 members who have rated Innophos believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Blakjak87 and All-Star brightsideLP, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Just last month, Blakjak87 highlighted the stock as having all the essential nutrients to support market-beating gains:

Still trading at a decent [forward P/E] @ 10.6. Big player in a specialty market with a ~40% market share in North America. Phosphates produced through [Innophos'] subsidiary are used in anything from foods and beverages to water and metal treatment to detergents and fertilizers. Ample room for growth as economy expands.

In a pitch from one week later, brightsideLP also advises Fools to quickly get in on Innophos:

This company is relatively unknown and small enough to be avoided by the large funds. They work in a niche segment of the chemicals market and would be a strategic acquisition target for a larger company such as [Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW).] ... Upside is large for continued growth even in a depressed economic condition. The potential further deterioration of the US dollar (imo) will allow [Innophos] to offer their product in other areas outside the US. Debt has been greatly reduced in short order and should continue to be the top priority of management.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Innophos is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.