Based on the aggregated intelligence of 165,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas transporter Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Enterprise facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1968)

Market Cap

$24 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$31.3 billion


CEO Michael Creel (since 2007)

CFO Randall Fowler (since 2007)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)


Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over past 3 years)

28.4% and 31.5%


$179.4 million / $11.1 billion

Dividend Yield



Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP)

Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP)

Enbridge Energy Partners LP

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,035 members who have rated Enterprise believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars brow0905 and TMFDeej, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last month, brow0905 offered a pair of reasons why Fools should take a closer look at the stock:

1) the dividend gives you a leg up on the S&P 500. 2) The US is the largest source of natural gas on the planet and we are poised to become the Saudi Arabia of the world when it comes to exporting natural gas over the next 20 yrs. [Enterprise] is well positioned, Nat Gas is cheap and will go up in price.

Enterprise's massive size, stable asset base, and long history of healthy distributions continue to fuel our community's fondness for the stock. Thanks in large part to its 2009 acquisition of TEPPCO Partners, Enterprise is easily the country's largest master limited partnership. To be sure, Enterprise's shares have outperformed fellow pipeline MLPs Kinder Morgan, Energy Transfer, and Enbridge in 2010, so that scale advantage might already be reflected in the price. Of course, with the stock continuing to sport a tasty dividend yield, CAPS All-Star TMFDeej thinks Enterprise still represents a high-quality income opportunity:

[Enterprise Products] is one of my all-time favorite stocks and one of the few that I continue to hold despite there being no specific catalyst or hidden value. Enterprise is simply one of the best-run pipeline operators in the country. It continues to grow and pay a solid 6% dividend at a time when even the trashiest "investment grade" corporate bonds don't even yield 6%.

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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. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.