Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas transporter Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Enterprise Products facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1968)

Market Cap

$10.9 billion


Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation

TTM Revenue

$23.6 billion


CEO Michael Creel
CFO W. Randall Fowler

Return on Capital (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 164 of the 167 All-Star members who have rated Enterprise Products -- some 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include investu and onlygreenthumbs, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In June, investu noted that Enterprise Products "is the North American 'super highway' of oil and gas. In addition, EPD is an 80% owner of the whale rig in the Gulf of Mexico that supplies over 12% of the natural gas to the U.S."

A more recent pitch from onlygreenthumbs late last month agrees, highlighting the stock's income-producing qualities:

The stock currently generates operating cashflow which is equivalent of 18% of the market cap of the company. This is one of the highest percentages of operational cashflow that I have found in October. The dividend yield on the stock is 8.2% which is also outstanding. Given the rising earnings estimates I cannot foresee a dividend cut regardless of the price of oil. ...

The company's balance sheet is good, but is heavily leveraged. It has 7.8 billion in long term debt and a 1.24 debt to equity ratio. I am personally comfortable with this leverage because of the extraordinary cash flow that is being delivered through operations.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Enterprise Products is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Chesapeake Energy is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.