Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas explorer Energy XXI (Nasdaq: EXXI ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Energy XXI's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Energy XXI facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Hamilton, Bermuda (2005)|
|Market Cap||$2.3 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.2 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO John Schiller, Jr.
CFO David Griffin
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$91.7 million / $1.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 201 members who have rated Energy XXI believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This is a young technologically advanced and business-savvy domestic oil and gas exploration and production company that has a two-prong strategy offering potential game-changing upside profitability. This involves economically acquiring and exploiting old Gulf of Mexico on-shore and shallow-water ultra-deep shelf wells, as well as further exploring these legacy properties with advanced seismic technologies to find and bring-up vast amounts of additional oil and gas reserves still trapped in the wells. The wells are accessible by the ground unlike deep-water properties, and the blow-out preventers are above-ground. This allows for more safely and more economically drilling for these vast reserves -- providing the opportunity potentially large upside profitability.
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