Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipper Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Golar LNG facts

Headquarters (founded)

Hamilton, Bermuda (1946)

Market Cap

$334.79 million


Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation

TTM Revenue

$228.85 million


Chairman/President John Fredriksen

CEO Gary Smith

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



Teekay (NYSE:TK)

Overseas Shipholding (NYSE:OSG)

CAPS members bullish on GLNG also bullish on:

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)


CAPS members bearish on GLNG also bearish on:

Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS)


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

Over on CAPS, 457 of the 464 members who have rated Golar LNG -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include JBouchard and holyem0.

Last month, JBouchard wrote that Golar LNG "is sporting a very high dividend ratio, although payments vary based on actual cash available. A bit more risky right now with a recession going on, but over the longer term I expect that demand for transportation of LNG will increase."

In a pitch from two weeks ago, holyem0 elaborates on that logic:

[Golar LNG] specializes in a major tanker growth area - liquefied natural gas ... There are several import facilities planned, and likely many more to come - even more so as electricity generation moves more toward less carbon-intensive fuels, i.e. less coal and more natural gas ...

Basically, I see a strong value proposition here as the value of this service is likely to grow considerably over the next several years - more so since these tankers take years to build and we have no clear carbon market signal, meaning that orders will lag demand.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Hansen Natural is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.