Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil refining giant Valero Energy
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Valero's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Antonio, Texas (1955)|
|Market Cap||$17.7 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas refining and marketing|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$137.3 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO William Klesse
CFO Michael Ciskowski
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||6.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.3 billion / $7.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 4,547 members who have rated Valero believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
- Good momentum (chart and business)
- Planned selling of retail business will unlock value
- Growing export business provides higher profits than in the US
- Transformation of unprofitable Aruba refinery into storage facility will bring down costs and increase margins
- Cyclical value
- Growing oil price
- Investments into ethanol production facilities might stay unprofitable if corn prices stay high
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