Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil tanker operator Frontline (NYSE:FRO) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Frontline facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (1948)

Market Cap

$4.2 billion



TTM Revenue

$1.48 billion


CEO John Fredriksen

CFO Inger M. Klemp

Return on Capital (avg. last three years)


Major Competitors

General Maritime (NYSE:GMR),

Teekay (NYSE:TK)

CAPS members bullish on FRO also bullish on


Transocean (NYSE:RIG)

CAPS members bearish on FRO also bearish on


Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

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

Over on CAPS, fully 354 of the 369 All-Star members who have rated Frontline -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include ronaldjefferson and mevanzzz, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In March, ronaldjefferson noted that, "With 17% yield, full double-hull fleet, and rates only going up, FRO continues to produce high dividends and increased margins. Sure the share price fluctuates a little, but the constancy of the dividend when stock is held for the qualifying period makes it too good to pass up."

A more recent pitch from mevanzzz in May shared that bullish sentiment, emphasizing Frontline's "front-of-the-line" positioning:

Energy commodities (crude oil, coal, etc.) are in huge demand despite escalating price inflation. ... The transporters of these goods, like Frontline, will have significant pricing power as long as internatioinal freight capacity remains constrained. While capacity is likely to increase as we go forward, the lead times on the ships that transport crude oil are l-o-n-g. Frontline has a substantial fleet that should benefit from increased intl trade in crude oil. Their strong balance sheet also positions them well to grow their fleet to serve the increasing international demand for crude oil and coal products.

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Foolish contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy had a 'fro back in the day.