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) has earned a coveted five-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 $5.3 billion
Industry Oil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $931.74 million
Management Chairman/CEO Tom Ward
CFO James Bennett
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) (20.3%)
Cash/Debt $7.19 million / $2.93 billion
Competitors Apache (NYSE: APA)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,164 members who have rated SandRidge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star awdaniels, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and MILLERMAN.

About a month ago, awdaniels listed a few of SandRidge's positives: 

CEO Tom Ward is very optimistic. Transition to crude oil is completed. They have drilling in place to continue for many years to come.

Over the past five years, in fact, SandRidge has grown its top line at a brisk rate of 26.5% annually. That's much faster than rival Apache (9.6%), as well as integrated energy giants like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) (0.7%) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) (0.5%).  

CAPS member MILLERMAN expands on the outperform argument:

Management has been a weakness but changes have begun that should strengthen the Company. The proven reserves are around $5 a share and that really is enough for me, but there are unproven reserves of almost $9 a share. Even if this number is overstated any additional reserves add value to this company. The company restructured their debt, got cheaper money, and has the ability to ramp up natural gas production or oil production depending on the markets.

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