Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electricity provider Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Sempra facts

Founded (founded) San Diego, Calif. (1998)
Market Cap $16.3 billion
Industry Multi-utilities
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $10.0 billion
Management CEO Debra Reed (since 2011)
CFO Joseph Householder (since 2011)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 11.1%
Cash/Debt $419.0 million / $11.3 billion
Dividend Yield 3.6%
Competitors Edison International

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 322 members who have rated Sempra believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, TMFDeej, tapped the stock as a particularly potent income opportunity: "Sempra is a solid dividend-paying utility that has several catalysts that could cause it to soar in the coming years, including the commencement of LNG exports from its facility and the spin-off or IPO of certain assets."

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