Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Chinese oil and gas giant PetroChina
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PetroChina's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Beijing (1988)|
|Market Cap||$305.8 billion|
|Industry||Integrated oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$245.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/General Manager Jiemin Jiang
CFO Mingchun Zhou
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 2 Years)||14.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$18.4 billion / $39.5 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, adan04 succinctly summed up the PetroChina bull case: "[L]ow P/E cash fountain."
In fact, PetroChina currently sports a cheapish PEG ratio of 0.9. That represents a clear discount to global oil and gas giants such as ExxonMobil
CAPS All-Star bartleyrc expands on the PetroChina outperform argument:
China is a petroleum-based economy and has a growing population of over one billion people who all want to drive cars and need oil for heating, plastics manufacturing and power generation. Management would have to commit some sort of cosmic cluster-snafu (i.e. anger the Chinese government and incur a regulatory crackdown) for this company to underperform the market. With that said, I think that this stock outperforming the market is all but a mathematical certitude for the next 5 years.
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