Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent oil and gas producer Enerplus
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Enerplus' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Calgary, Canada (1986)|
|Market Cap||$5.1 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.1 billion|
|Management||CEO Gordon Kerr
CFO Robert Waters
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$4.4 million / $518.5 million|
Canadian Natural Resources
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 684 members who have rated Enerplus believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include UglyFool99 and All-Star Staka, who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.
This past summer, UglyFool99 tapped the stock as a solid income opportunity: "Enerplus has excellent cash flow and pays a good dividend. Inflation will help the price of oil and this will be good for Enerplus."
Currently, Enerplus even sports a cheapish P/E of 9.5. That represents a clear discount to industry peers like Anadarko Petroleum
CAPS All-Star Staka weighs Enerplus' pros and cons:
- High yield, low debt blue chip.
- Good margins.
- Dividend has to go down in the near future and although this is an expected fact it might lead to some knee jerk reaction in the stock price
- If oil and gas prices go down the outlook (and again the dividend) might change but with ongoing dollar devaluation I have the impression that in the coming recession resource plays might keep up somewhat better than usual.
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