Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, independent energy company Kodiak Oil & Gas (UNKNOWN:KOG.DL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Kodiak facts

Headquarters (founded)

Denver (1972)

Market Cap

$2.6 billion

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$581.5 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Lynn Peterson

CFO James Henderson

Return on Equity (average, past three years)

8.3%

Cash/Debt

$14.1 million / $1.5 billion

Competitors

Marathon Oil

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 842 members who have rated Kodiak believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, troym72, succinctly summed up the Kodiak bull case for our community:

Trying to cash in on this growth story. The P/E is quite high at 25, but I think Kodiak is growing fast enough to support a continued rise in share prices. Growth obviously can't continue at their current rate, but even if they maintain half or 1/4 of their current growth rates, Kodiak will be a multi-bagger.