Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer supplier CF Industries
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CF's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Deerfield, Ill. (1946)|
|Market Cap||$12.5 billion|
|Industry||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson
CFO Dennis Kelleher
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||25.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.4 billion / $1.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,204 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Fears of reduction in fertilizer demand seem short-sighted. Need for food isn't going away anytime soon, and despite the potential for short-term cyclical drops, the long-range prospects here look very good. Especially like exposure to 75%-owned Terra Nitrogen.
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