Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, molybdenum producer Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Thompson Creek facts


Denver, Colorado

Market Cap

$1.77 billion


Diversified Metals and Mining

TTM Revenue

$665.5 million


President/CEO Kevin Loughrey (since 2006)

CFO Pamela Saxton (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



$262 million/$15.6 million

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,667 of the 1,707 members who have rated Thompson Creek -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Stars include TXBuilder and JakilaTheHun, both of whom are ranked in the top 0.2% of our community.

In late June, TXBuilder kindly guided Fools up the Thompson Creek:

This is another good one for a patient investor; the company along with some of other bigger ones has cut production as much as 30% or more. Once the global demand for steel returns into the market (my guess is mid 2010) and production is back to normal, this is worth over $20 or more.

In a pitch from two weeks ago, JakilaTheHun helps back up that bargain talk:

[T]he company also has an excellent record of profitability and cash flows have been extremely strong in the past. Even if I play things very conservatively with an 11% cost of capital and $1 per share in free cash flows (with a constant 3% growth rate), I come up with a valuation around $18. My probable valuation is around $27. Lower-end probable would be $21 and upper-end probable would be $34. Upside potential is around $45.

After the amazing run-up, you'd think this thing would be close to fair valuation, but I still think it has a way to go.

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