Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas gorilla ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Exxon facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Irving, Texas (1870)

Market Cap

$360 billion


Oil, gas and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$346.88 billion


CEO Rex Tillerson (since 2006)
CFO Donald Humphreys (since 2004)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$15.73 billion / $9.27 billion

Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on XOM Also Bullish on


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

On CAPS, 95.3% of the 1,597 All-Star members who have rated Exxon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These top-rated bullish members include TMFmrquakeroats and BetapegLLC, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Just last month, TMFmrquakeroats tapped the stock as a slick way to earn some income: "Good dividend yield, generates enormous free cash flows, attractive valuation, bullish on energy long term."

In a pitch from three weeks later, BetapegLLC expands on Exxon's mass appeal. Here's an excerpt:

Exxon Mobil is the largest market capitalized oil company in the world which in 2008 obtained the highest quarterly and annual profit in United States history. The Company plans to invest $125 billion over the next five years to develop new technology, deliver new Upstream projects, increase refining capacity, and grow their Chemical business. ... Exxon Mobil’s revenue and profit have increased 60% and 79% respectively in the last 5 years. The Company exhibits a healthy profit margin and return on equity. ... The PE, PS, and PEG ratios indicate undervaluation of the stock.

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