Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-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 (1984)

Market Cap

$1.6 billion


Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$591.0 million


Chairman/CEO Tom Ward

CFO Dirk Van Doren

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$15.4 million / $2.6 billion


Apache (NYSE: APA)

Brigham Exploration (Nasdaq: BEXP)

Key Customers

Chevron (NYSE: CVX)

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 798 members who have rated SandRidge believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DelRio78 and kkmidtx.

Just last month, DelRio78 highlighted SandRidge's head honcho as an ideal person to partner up with: "Tom Ward has the ability to and industry knowledge to take this company forward. I think Sandridge is well below the entry point. ... The energy sector has a lot of built-in volatility, but I think SandRidge will be a major player."

In a pitch from two days earlier, kkmidtx expands on the stock as a great way to gas up:

All investors are up to speed on the plight of natural gas. Personally, I believe 2010 is the year for the correction, and [SandRidge] will obviously benefit from that. Besides they have been unable to market a large portion of their gas. That will change with the completion of the Century Plant [deal with Occidental]. They have hit some very impressive wells.

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