Why HollyFrontier Is Poised to Outperform

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

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

HollyFrontier facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (1947)

Market Cap

$9.1 billion

Industry

Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$19.9 billion

Management

CEO Michael Jennings
CFO Douglas Aron

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

19.1%

Cash/Debt

$2.3 billion / $1.4 billion

Dividend Yield

1.8%

Competitors

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  )
Valero Energy
(NYSE: VLO  )
Western Refining
(NYSE: WNR  )

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 775 members who have rated HollyFrontier believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star nonzerosum, tapped HollyFrontier as one half of a particularly potent refining play:

The bet here is that the WTI spreads will hold. I think the changes in US production are structural and will stay for several years. [Western Refining] and [HollyFrontier] have locations that leverage that spread.

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