Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, phosphate producer Innophos Holdings (Nasdaq: IPHS) has earned a respected four-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


Cranbury, N.J.

Market Cap

$752.3 million


Specialty chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$669.3 million


CEO Randolph Gress (since 2004)

CFO Neil Salmon (since 2009)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)



$54.9 million / $170 million

Dividend Yield



PotashCorp (NYSE: POT)

Mosaic (NYSE: MOS)

Agrium (NYSE: AGU)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 860 members who have rated Innophos believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include aordinaryguy and thompsonac.

Less than two months ago, aordinaryguy tapped Innophos as an attractive way to make some income: "Industry leader, undervalued company at this price. Innophos is a great company by the numbers. Plus, it pays a dividend."

Innophos' position as one of the world's leading phosphate producers and its cheapish stock price continue to support its four-star status. Currently, Innophos even trades at a forward P/E (10.5) discount to much larger competitors PotashCorp (16.0), Mosaic (13.9), and Agrium (12.0), as well as other ag-sensitive plays like Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) (13.9) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) (14.1).

CAPS member thompsonac elaborates on the bargain opportunity:

[Innophos'] business in phosphates is important for cleaning products, soft drinks, etc. These are all staple products that aren't going anywhere. Plus, the company pays a nice dividend, which is a plus for buy-and-hold investors who are looking to benefit from a company willing to return profits to stock holders. This stock is a 'buy' at the current price of $32.75, and if the current sell-off takes [Innophos] down to the $30-level, I would call it a 'strong buy.'

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