Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy storage and transportation company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Kinder Morgan facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1992)
Market Cap $25.6 billion
Industry Oil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $8.1 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Richard Kinder
CFO Kimberly Dang
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 19.9%
Cash/Debt $492.0 million / $14.1 billion
Dividend Yield 6.4%
Competitors Enterprise Products Partners
Koch Industries

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,469 members who have rated Kinder Morgan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those bulls, All-Star buffalonate, touched on the tailwinds working in Kinder Morgan's favor: "Our usage of natural gas can only go up in the future which makes this a great place to be invested for the next 10 years. The more we adopt natural gas as a transportation fuel the higher nat gas prices will go and the higher fees [Kinder Morgan] will get for transporting the nat gas."

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