Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative-fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Clean Energy facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Seal Beach, Calif. (2001)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$334.0 million


Co-Founder/CEO Andrew Littlefair
CFO Richard Wheeler

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$146.7 million / $331.0 million


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,753 members who have rated Clean Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, LouPerna, succinctly summed up the Clean Energy bull case for our community:

With [natural gas] prices low and with major portions of the Natural Gas Hwy complete, industry has a compelling reason to switch to natural gas. This should lead to major revenue and profit increases over the next few years. The wide moat should discourage competition.

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