Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas explorer Energy XXI (NASDAQ:EXXI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Energy XXI facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (2005)

Market Cap

$2.6 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO John Schiller
CFO David Griffin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.1%

Cash / Debt

$48.8 million / $1.1 billion

Dividend Yield

0.9%

Competitors

Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR)
Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX)

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 211 members who have rated Energy XXI believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, NickFlooding, touched on a couple of Energy XXI's seemingly potent partnerships:

Very solid existing reserves. Near and long term increasing production via the drill bit in existing fields and new field exploration with [ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)] in Vermillion. ... The downside of a failure of [McMoRan Exploration's (NYSE: MMR)] UltraDeep is not all that large while the up side would be a nice plus. Whats not to like?

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