Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas gorilla ExxonMobil
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Exxon's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Irving, Texas (1870)|
|Market Cap||$407.5 billion|
|Industry||Integrated oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$434.8 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson
CFO Donald Humphreys
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||24.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$17.8 billion / $15.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 8,321 members who have rated Exxon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those bulls, rtcresap, highlighted Exxon as particularly solid bargain opportunity: "[Return on invested capital] that is consistently in the 15% range or above, yet a valuation (below 10 p/e, price/book at about 2 1/2) that is unjustifiably low in light of how consistently profitable it is. Worst case scenario, the price of oil drops to where it was in the 90's -- you know, back when Exxon was still so profitable it trounced the market."
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