Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas producer Cenovus Energy (NYSE: CVE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cenovus facts

Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Market Cap $27.34 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $11.88 billion
Management

President/CEO Brian Ferguson

CFO Ivor Ruste

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity 8.2%
Cash/Debt $733.5 million / $6.33 billion
Dividend Yield 2.2%
Competitors

Canadian Natural Resources

Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN)

Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 93 members who have rated Cenovus believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars srkenne264 and CuriousDonkey, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Earlier this month, srkenne264 tapped Cenovus as a particularly special spin-off:

They have brought each of their phases of Christina Lake and Foster Creek on line very close to on schedule and budget. They have good management and with the separation with [EnCana] -- a very focused strategy. Now with Shale gas keeping their main feedstock costs down they will be very profitable for the mid term.

Over the next five years, Cenovus is even expected to grow its bottom line at an attractive pace of 15% annually. That's faster than listed rivals Canadian Natural Resources (5%), Devon (10.3%), and Marathon Oil (13.4%).

Last November, CAPS All-Star CuriousDonkey listed several more of Cenovus' positives:

1. They have a 50/50 partnership with [ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP] to refine the oil they extract, providing them with negotiated rates on the NLG they use in their steam unit.
2. They are more than doubling their capacity in the next 3 years (projects already under way).
3. [T]his company has the wherewithal to profit even if [oil prices] shift south of profitable.
4. They have the lowest inline water use (the KPI used within the shale beds for performance) in the industry.
5. They own the most productive wells in Canada.

This company is poised to dominate the oil sands business and they already have strategic alliances in place to support growth.

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