Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BP's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||London (1889)|
|Market Cap||$133.5 billion|
|Industry||Integrated oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$376.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Robert Dudley (since October 2010)
CFO Brian Gilvary (since January 2012)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||12%|
|Cash/Debt||$15.2 billion / $47.7 billion|
Royal Dutch Shell
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 5,257 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
BP, still recovering from the Macondo well incident, has several new projects scheduled to come online within the next 5 years, which I believe will help grow the bottom line. The dividend has a long way to go before it reaches pre-spill value, but that just allows for additional shareholder gain.
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