5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: U.S. Silica Holdings

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fracturing sand producer U.S. Silica Holdings (NYS: SLCA) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

U.S. Silica facts

Headquarters (founded)

Frederick, Md. (2008)

Market Cap

$627.4 million


Diversified metals and mining

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$333.8 million


CEO Bryan Shinn (since January 2012)
CFO William White (since October 2006)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$84.6 million / $265.4 million


Fairmount Minerals
Vulcan Materials

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all 13 members who have rated U.S. Silica believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star MajorBob04, touched on the tailwinds working in U.S. Silica's favor:

This producer of silica used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and solar panels is the [second largest] US producer. ... The market for fracking sand is tight / in short supply right now so expect prices to go up and revenues to increase significantly. And we are probably at the very beginning of massive demand increase due to fracking.

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