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 (NYSE: CF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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.

CF facts

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
Dividend Yield 0.9%
Competitors Agrium
Koch Industries

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.

Late last year, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Dan Caplinger (TMFGalagan), touched on the tailwinds working in CF's favor:

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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