Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas company Adams Resources & Energy (AMEX: AE) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Adams facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1973)
Market Cap $235.4 million
Industry Oil and gas refining and marketing
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.0 billion
Management Chairman/CEO K.S. Adams Jr.
President/COO Frank Webster
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 8.5%
Cash/Debt $53.1 million / $0
Dividend Yield 1.1%
Competitors Abraxas Petroleum

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 140 members who have rated Adams believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, dreamjob, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Starting to generate strong owner earnings. Nice return on investment capital and [cash return on invested capital]. Well managed (nice flow ratio), and earnings are growing nicely. No debt, and this company is cheap right now.

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