Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, electric power grid service specialist EnerNOC (Nasdaq: ENOC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

EnerNOC facts

Headquarters (Founded) Boston (2001)
Market Cap $667.7 million
Industry Business services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $284.2 million
Management

Co-Founder/CEO Timothy Healy

CFO Timothy Weller

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (8.7%)
Cash/Debt $141.3 million / $46 thousand
Competitors

ESCO Technologies (NYSE: ESE)

Itron (Nasdaq: ITRI)


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

On CAPS, 92.5% of the 363 members who have rated EnerNOC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include fellow Fool Eric Bleeker (TMFRhino), who is ranked in the top 2% of our community, and jpwallis01.

Just last month, Eric touched on EnerNOC's powerful potential: "I think their metering solution is a good 'quick win' in bettering our grid and reducing massive energy infrastructure costs. Plenty of risk in this pick, but given the market they serve, I'd like to have a line or two in the water."

Although EnerNOC trades at a forward P/E (31.7) premium to rivals ESCO (15.5) and Itron (12.5), as well as bigger smart-grid stocks like Accenture (NYSE: ACN) (13.4), General Electric (NYSE: GE) (13.4), and Siemens (NYSE: SI) (11.9), its growth prospects might be worth paying up for. Thanks in large part to its relatively small size (giving it plenty of upside) and expertise in demand-response services, EnerNOC is expected to grow profits at a faster pace (28% per annum) than each of those smart-grid players over the next five years.

jpwallis01 elaborates:

I love their business plan. They work off grid companies lines. figure out how power can be saved. They save everybody involved money for a low fee. receive a payment from the power company for saving energy and return some profits to customers. sounds win win for all. Great financials. I'm looking for [EnerNOC] to blow up.

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