Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

SandRidge facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Oklahoma City, Okla. (1984)

Market Cap

$2.08 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$827.8 million


CEO Tom Ward (since 2006)
CFO Dirk Van Doren (since 2006)

Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$620 thousand / $2.16 billion

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

On CAPS, 96.3% of the 673 members who have rated SandRidge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include handbelleditor and toddleem.

Just last month, handbelleditor tapped SandRidge's "jockey" as a great reason to make this natural gas bet:

This is a well run company ... Tom Ward knows the natural gas business. [Natural gas] is at an all time low and will not remain this low. I expect [natural gas] and SandRidge to appreciate in the next few months.

In an earlier pitch, toddleem agrees with that bullish line of thinking, in this excerpt:

With its low all in finding costs and repaired balance sheet (and some asset sales), [SandRidge] is a good way to play an eventual recovery. Up until its recent refinancing, the stock was uninvestable due to the debt-now, with high but manageable levels of debt, this stock is attractive. ... So with a repaired balance sheet and low finding costs, [SandRidge] survives if gas doesn't come back. It flourishes if it does.

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