Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, marine fuel supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW) earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Aegean facts

Headquarters (Founded) Athens, Greece (2005)
Market Cap $501.25 million
Industry Marine ports and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.35 billion
Management CEO Nikolas Tavlarios (since 2006)
CFO Spyros Gianniotis (since 2008)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 13.4%
Cash/Debt $73.3 million / $558.6 million
Competitors BP (NYSE: BP)
ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)
Total (NYSE: TOT)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 625 members who have rated Aegean believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star chk999, the seventh-ranked member in all of CAPS, and petenlor413.

Just last month, chk999 brought the Aegean bargain opportunity to our community's attention: "Good company, had an earnings miss, market has way oversold."

In fact, Aegean is still down more than 30% since that early November earnings disappointment, while listed rivals BP, Exxon, and Total are pretty much flat over the same period. Of course, when you consider that Aegean now trades at a price-to-book discount to each of those integrated gorillas, it's easy to understand our community's increasing fondness for the stock.

CAPS member petenlor413 elaborates:

Stock has been unfairly crushed the last 2 qtrs. The spread killed [Aegean] the last qtr. They have still grown during very difficult times in the shipping industry, but remember, they supply fuel and marine lubricants, plus they have storage facilities that will be up and running by 2013. They are a Global Co. The stock is currently trading below book value, and at least 3 times less what the co. is worth overall.

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