Why BP Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP (NYSE: BP  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BP facts

Headquarters (founded)

London (1889)

Market Cap

$130.4 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$371.8 billion

Management

CEO Robert Dudley (since October 2010)

CFO Brian Gilvary (since January 2012)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.6%

Cash / Debt

$16.4 billion / $49.1 billion

Dividend Yield

5.3%

Competitors

Chevron (NYSE: CVX  )

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM  )

Royal Dutch Shell

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,244 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those Fools, TulipSpeculator1, succinctly summed up the BP bull case for our community:

After the company's problems in the Gulf of Mexico this stock fell off a cliff but the price has not recovered to pre-spill levels. Despite the costs associated with the spill, the sheer size of this oil giant has saved it from bankruptcy and provides protection from future liabilities associated with this event. For the future, rising oil costs should increase profits and the clout of big oil in Washington should prevent this company from being regulated in ways that could reduce profits.

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