Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy products and services specialist Constellation Energy Group
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Constellation's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Baltimore (1906)|
|Market Cap||$6.45 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.34 billion|
Chairman/CEO Mayo Shattuck, III
CFO Jonathan Thayer
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||4.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$2.03 billion / $4.79 billion|
American Electric Power
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, SlowAndSteady123 touched on Constellation's rather tempting total return potential: "I'm bullish on energy in general over the next 2-3 years. ... This stock will do well for investors -- both in terms of stock appreciation and dividend."
Over the next five years, Constellation is expected to grow its bottom line at an annual pace of 9.9%. That's faster than rivals American Electric (3.9%) and Duke (4.7%), as well as other utility plays like Progress Energy
CAPS member paradigms expands on the outperform case:
In many respects, [Constellation] is both a great company and a desirable business and, but as important, it's a true value. ...
Sure, [Constellation's] dividend yield ... may not be electric -- its five-year average is a touch better at 3.3% -- but all things considered, it's not bad, either. ...
[Constellation's] virtues are hard to ignore: it's dirt cheap, it's very conservatively run, and its management is doing an increasingly good job of generating more profits.
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