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

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

Exxon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Irving, Texas (1870)

Market Cap

$402.2 billion


Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$428.4 billion


Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson

CFO Andrew Swiger

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$9.6 billion / $11.6 billion

Dividend Yield






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

On CAPS, 94% of the 8,371 members who have rated Exxon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, konradgateau, succinctly summed up the Exxon bull case for our community: "Good profitability, improving fundamentals, strong balance sheet, cheap shareholder yield (dividends, debt repayment and share repurchase)."

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