Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Alliance Resource Partners
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Alliance Resource's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Alliance Resource facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Tulsa, Okla. (1971)|
|Market Cap||$2.7 billion|
|Industry||Coal and consumable fuels|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Joseph Craft III (since 1999)
CFO Brian Cantrell (since 2005)
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||20.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$273.5 million / $707.2 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 706 members who have rated Alliance Resource believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Outstanding company in the coal industry. Increases its dividend every quarter, 13% revenue growth, 20% earnings growth, 13% dividend growth, can't get better than that. Payouts are more than covered by free cash flow so you are not getting part of the assets back like with other partnerships.
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