Based on the aggregated intelligence of 110,000 investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free community, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has earned a coveted five-star rating. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Chesapeake Energy facts

Headquarters (Founded) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1989)

Market Cap

$36.8 billion


Independent oil and gas

TTM Revenue

$7.83 billion


CEO Aubrey McClendon (since 1989)

CFO Marcus Rowland (since 1993)

Return on Equity (average past three years)


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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,896 of 1,909 (99%) of the All-Star players who have rated Chesapeake believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500. These All-Star bulls include falcon2382 and Cuchulainn1, both of whom are ranked in the top 2% of our community.

In mid-March, falcon2382 wrote, "Given the turmoil in the energy market, the increased pressure to find alternatives to oil, Chesapeake Energy is poised to continue growing at the same or faster rate over the next ten years as it has the past 5."

Later on that month, Cuchulainn1 expanded on that bullish logic, sharing details on what makes Chesapeake Energy such a natural selection:

The next President will likely pass some sort of carbon emissions tax. ... The USA has as much natgas as we have coal. With the new carbon taxes coal will become more expensive making the clean burning NatGas SEXY. (especially in electricity production). Green energy … still needs more work, nuclear takes 10-15 years to build ... and coal is about to become a lot more expensive. With high oil prices it makes (sense) to produce natgas domestically instead of shipping it halfway around the world.

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