4-Star Small-Caps Poised to Pop: Renewable Energy

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biodiesel producer Renewable Energy (Nasdaq: REGI  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Renewable Energy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Ames, Iowa (1996)

Market Cap

$149.0 million


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$983.5 million


CEO Daniel Oh (since 2011)

CFO Chad Stone (since 2009)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$88.3 million / $76.7 million


Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM  )


Imperium Renewables

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 40 members who have rated Renewable Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of weeks ago, one of those Fools, All-Star BlacknGold, tapped Renewable Energy as a particularly attractive growth pick:

The company has a current production capacity of 212 million gallons per year (mmgy) with another 135 mmgy under construction. Furthermore, [Renewable Energy] is building an impressive distribution network along the country's most important transportation hubs. ...

Wall Street struggles to maintain confidence in [Renewable Energy] for long, as the company is currently constantly tied to the government announcements of the [Renewable Fuel Standard Program]. ... Within the next year or two I see shares of [Renewable Energy] breaking out of their dependency on RFS2 catalysts (although they will certainly help) and appreciating to a much more realistic price that factors in growth, market reach, and feedstock advantages.

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  • Report this Comment On November 05, 2012, at 3:09 AM, lanceim59 wrote:

    REGI has a CAPs rating of 5 stars not 4. Typical foolish mistake.

  • Report this Comment On November 06, 2012, at 10:08 AM, TMFBlacknGold wrote:

    That's because another All Star gave a green thumb on November 5th, the day of your comment. Must have bumped it to 5 stars.

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