Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, aluminum producer Alumina (NYS: AWC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Alumina facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Southbank, Australia (1970)

Market Cap

$2.4 billion

Industry

Aluminum

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$200 thousand

Management

CEO John Bevan (since 2008)
CFO Chris Thiris (since 2011)

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)

1.3%

Cash / Debt

$38.5 million / $640.9 million

Dividend Yield

6.1%

Competitors

BHP Billiton (NYS: BHP)
Rio Tinto (NYS: RIO)
RUSAL


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 267 members who have rated Alumina believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, WilliamCrook2003, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Alumina stock is a bargain at this share price and five years from now will have appreciated more than the S&P will have done. Aluminum stock piles will have become depleted in 2013 and production will have to be increased to make up for the shortfalls of this resource.

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The article Why Alumina Is Poised to Outperform originally appeared on Fool.com.

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