Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nitrogen products producer Terra Nitrogen Company
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Terra Nitrogen's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Terra Nitrogen facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Deerfield, Ill. (1991)|
|Market Cap||$2.93 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$741 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson
Vice President Douglas Barnard
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||88.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$144 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this month, indotrekker tapped the stock as a timely income opportunity: "[Terra Nitrogen's] high-yield dividends, market niche and huge profit margins will set it up as a hedge for many cautious investors in this precarious market."
Currently, Terra Nitrogen even sports a cheapish P/E of 6.6. That represents a clear discount to industry peers like Monsanto
CAPS member americanbuffalo expands on Terra as a great way to play defense:
I'm adding this fertilizer company to my picks based on my assumption that we are on the cusp of a nasty bear market. This is a high yield, low beta stock in an industry tied to food production -- just the ticket to ride out a bear market. Terra Nitrogen performed very well in the last bear cycle (2008) and may provide some protection over the next few months.
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