Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, alternative-fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels (Nasdaq: CLNE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Clean Energy facts

Headquarters (Founded) Seal Beach, Calif. (2001)
Market Cap $987.6 million
Industry Oil and gas refining and marketing
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $276.3 million
Management Co-Founder/CEO Andrew Littlefair
CFO Richard Wheeler
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (10.4%)
Cash/Debt $159.0 million / $288.2 million
Competitors Atlas Copco Group; Exterran Holdings

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,236 members who have rated Clean Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, balcobulls, touched on the tailwinds working in Clean Energy's favor:

Once again, the Government will be involved for this energy stock to boom. If incentives are given to build vehicles that run on NAT Gas, [Clean Energy] will be in perfect position to take full profits. Anyone who is long [Clean Energy], watch [the United States Postal Service] and hope they keep close to full strength. The entire USPS fleet is talking to [Westport Innovations] to build their engines. [Clean Energy Fuels] will bring you Silver while [Westport] will bring the Gold!

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