Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative-fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels (Nasdaq: CLNE ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Clean Energy's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Clean Energy facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Seal Beach, Calif. (2001)|
|Market Cap||$1.1 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas refining and marketing|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$301.7 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Andrew Littlefair
CFO Richard Wheeler
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(10.3%)|
|Cash/Debt||$209.8 million / $287.6 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,662 members who have rated Clean Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Clean Energy's bet on natural gas fueling station for fleets will payoff for long haul truckers just as it has for waste management companies and behind-the-fence operations. Even without government incentives, the price of upgrading existing tractor trailers has decreased substantially in recent years, and the fuel price discrepancy remains attractive as diesel prices have spiked. I do not think diesel will dip substantially even with an economic downturn because the cost of discovering/refining a barrel of oil has practically doubled in the past couple years. Companies seem more than willing to get into the natural gas game, and studies have shown that natural gas prices will not surge even with export plans in place.
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