Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative-fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Clean Energy facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Seal Beach, Calif. (2001)

Market Cap

$705 million


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$121 million


Co-Founder/CEO Andrew Littlefair
CFO Richard Wheeler

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$92 million / $29 million


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

On CAPS, 96.9% of the 870 members who have rated Clean Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include MikeLCT and All-Star marc64, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community.

Less than two months ago, MikeLCT tapped the stock as one of two natural ways to gas up:

Natural Gas is in the cards for America. [Clean Energy] and [Westport Innovations] are top plays for NG Trucking and Bussing. These are the ['Apples'] of the near future.

In a pitch from last month, marc64 also pushed Fools to come clean:

Maybe I missed something but I think natural gas is going to be the cheapest, relatively clean energy source, around. It's going to be produced domestically in huge quantities, and in tough times those parts of the country with any are going to trip over themselves to cash in. ... The economics case for natural gas cars and trucks is going to be made pretty compellingly ... an expanded gas-dispensation infrastructure is going to make other gas fuels viable, like methane from industrial farm production. I think nirvana would be a natural gas/methane blend, plug-in hybrid.

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