Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative energy producer NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at NextEra's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Juno Beach, Fla. (1984)|
|Market Cap||$29.7 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.3 billion|
|Management||CEO James Robo (since July 2012)
CFO Moray Dewhurst (since October 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$324.0 million / $25.2 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,094 members who have rated NextEra believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
As one of the largest electricity companies around, NextEra occupies an interesting spot at the nexus of income and growth. For income investors, its 3.5% annual dividend yield is nothing to yawn at. As a growth investor, NextEra's dividend offers income today for big rewards tomorrow.
NextEra enjoys a fair amount of diversity due to its regulated and unregulated divisions, but the real risk reduction secret sauce of this company lies in its energy sources. Both FPL and NEER are known for their clean and/or renewable energy sources, including wind, hydro, and a bit of solar to boot.
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