Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enriched uranium supplier USEC (NYSE: USU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

USEC facts

Headquarters (Founded) Bethesda, Md. (1993)
Market Cap $674.1 million
Industry Consumable fuels
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.84 billion
Management

CEO John Welch (since 2005)

CFO John Barpoulis (since 2006)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 3.4%
Cash/Debt $146.1 million / $575 million
Competitors

Cameco (NYSE: CCJ)

Denison Mines (AMEX: DNN)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,419 members who have rated USEC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include SymS and mitleg.

Just last month, SymS tapped USEC as an attractive nuclear pick: "Uranium will shine in the next few years as oil alternatives will urgently be needed."

USEC's price-to-cash flow of 4.7 even represents a clear discount to rival miners Cameco (28.7) and Denison Mines (41.2). Meanwhile, other uranium plays like Uranerz (NYSE: URZ), Uranium Energy (AMEX: UEC), and Uranium Resources (Nasdaq: URRE) remain in negative cash flow territory.

CAPS member mitleg elaborates on the stock's risk-reward profile:

Absolutely a speculative stock. However, they have the leading position in the US. It seems that the Dept. of Energy won't let it sink under the weight of its debt. With oil prices poised for a rebound, and nuclear becoming more attractive, I see room for growth. Plus, it is very cheap in price to book and price to sales.

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