Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

SandRidge facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oklahoma City (1984)

Market Cap

$2.17 billion


Oil and gas drilling and exploration

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$691.37 million


Chairman/CEO Tom Ward

CFO Dirk Van Doren

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$2.1 million / $2.77 billion


Apache (NYSE: APA)

Brigham Exploration (Nasdaq: BEXP)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,031 members who have rated SandRidge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include joeymedina and All-Star techpatriot, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Just last month, joeymedina touched on SandRidge's oily mix:

Heavily leveraged company but I like the split between oil and natural gas here. Stock is completely oversold and is cheaper now than at the height of the recession. Solid growth for this stock in 2011 with 80 percent revenues coming from the old oil slick. Heavy inside buying as well.

With its recent purchases of oily plays Arena Resources and Forest Oil, SandRidge has certainly become a more balanced energy company. Unfortunately, it remains one of the more heavily indebted producers, as well. For perspective, SandRidge's debt-to-capital (104.5%) is substantially higher than that of close rivals Apache (21.6%) and Brigham (21.7%), as well as big oil alternatives like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) (12.3%), BP (NYSE: BP) (26.1%), and Total (NYSE: TOT) (33.7%). Nevertheless, Fools like techpatriot believe SandRidge's assets are just too cheap to pass up:

This stock is crazy oversold at this point, when you account for the joint assets after the merger. This is either an easy 5 bagger from here, or a takeover candidate at these levels. Even if you assume oil and nat gas NEVER increase again, and even decline from the levels we are currently at, this stock is grossly undervalued.

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