Why ExxonMobil Is Poised to Outperform

Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 5-Star.

Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Brian D. Pacampara, CFA
Feb 5, 2013 at 3:32PM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

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 (NYSE:XOM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Exxon facts

Headquarters (founded)

Irving, Texas (1870)

Market Cap

$410.5 billion

Industry

Integrated oil and gas

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$449.9 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Rex Tillerson

CFO Andrew Swiger

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

26.3%

Cash/Debt

$13.1 billion / $12.4 billion

Dividend Yield

2.4%

Competitors

BP

Chevron

ConocoPhillips

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 8,349 members who have rated Exxon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, hend6, listed several of Exxon's positives for our community: "A heavy hitter. Very strong balance sheet, ginormous piles of net income, repurchasing shares, a nice dividend yield, good P/E ratio, etc. I don't see their operations changing in 5 years, but they don't need to."

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