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|
|Industry||Diversified metals and mining|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$333.8 million|
|Management||CEO Bryan Shinn (since January 2012)|
CFO William White (since October 2006)
|Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity||30.5%|
|Cash/Debt||$84.6 million / $265.4 million|
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.
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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