Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil tanker operator Frontline (NYSE:FRO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Frontline facts 

Headquarters (founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (1948)

Market Cap

$1.38 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.1 billion


CEO John Fredriksen (since 1997)

CFO Inger Klemp (since 2006)

Return on Capital (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, fully 1,542 of the 1,618 members who have rated Frontline -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DargFool and All-Star bigpeach, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Last month, DargFool wrote that Frontline is in "good position to take advantage of economic rebound. Management has proven their ability to handle volatile markets."

In a pitch from one week later, bigpeach backs up that bullish take by highlighting management's (refreshing) approach to payouts:

US companies have the very unfortunate mentality that dividends must never be cut. So they lowball their payouts, typically paying roughly $0.25 per dollar of earnings. The rest of that cash gets reinvested until there are no good investments left. … [Frontline] is different, they focus on what they do best, don't obsessively expand into bad investments like many US companies, and pay out virtually all earnings in dividends.

Conclusion: Even if you are such a poor market timer as to buy at a 10 year price apex, this company will pay you back with it’s dividend. Despite a dramatic cut, thanks to a drop in day rates, it is still yielding 5%. When good times return, and they will eventually, this company will pay back a $20 investment in 2 years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.