Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enriched-uranium provider USEC (NYSE:USU) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

USEC facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bethesda, Md. (1993)

Market Cap

$481 million


Oil, gas, and consumable fuels

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2 billion


CEO John Welch (since 2005)
CFO John Barpoulis (since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$69.3 million / $575 million


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

On CAPS, 96.2% of the 1,357 members who have rated USEC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include boghead and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Late last month, boghead tapped USEC as a rather enriching opportunity:

When oil prices go back up, and people are trying to find carbon-neutral power, nuclear is going to get very attractive. Given that they have a new enrichment plant waiting for funding and they have pretty good earnings in the mean-time, this company looks very attractive.

In a pitch from last week, mrindependent expands on the stock as an atomic turnaround play:

This company has a reasonably decent durable competitive advantage, but it is selling for 40% of book value. The company is still reeling after the government denied its loan guarantee application in July, 2009. Uranium prices and demand volumes aren't helping. ... [M]y analysis of the balance sheet leads me to believe that the company is solvent. In addition I believe there is upside if the government eventually changes its mind and approves the loan guarantee. ... Although this stock could be a big long-term winner, it is definitely "dicey".

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Exelon is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. Ford is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Cameco. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.