5-Star Energy Stocks Poised to Pop: Statoil

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Norwegian oil giant Statoil (NYSE: STO  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Statoil facts

Headquarters (founded)

Stavanger, Norway (1972)

Market Cap

$78.4 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$126.3 billion

Management

CEO Helge Lund (since 2004)
CFO Torgrim Reitan (since 2011)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

24.3%

Cash/Debt

$14.8 billion / $19.7 billion

Dividend Yield

3.7%

Competitors

BP (NYSE: BP  )
Chevron
(NYSE: CVX  )
Total
(NYSE: TOT  )

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,167 of the members who have rated Statoil believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star jwray01, succinctly summed up the Statoil bull case for our community:

It's quite a bargain at the current P/E ratio. The net profit margin is solid and tending to rise slightly over the past 10 years. At the same time, the revenue growth over the last 10 years has been excellent. They've grown net income by around [$11 billion] with only [$39 billion] additional retained earnings during that time. ... It's still under the same CEO it had since 2004 who oversaw that sustained non-dilutive growth of the company. Of all the big oil companies, it seems like the best deal right now.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron, Statoil, and Total. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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