Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas producer GMX Resources (NYSE: GMXR) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

GMX facts

Headquarters (Founded) Oklahoma City (1998)
Market Cap $131.71 million
Industry Oil and gas exploration and production
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $94.46 million
Management Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Ken Kenworthy, Jr.
CFO James Merrill
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) (33.8%)
Cash/Debt $4.07 million / $258.85 million
Competitors BP (NYSE: BP)
Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG)
Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 437 members who have rated GMX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include DannyNOLA and Charlie1368.

Late last year , DannyNOLA tapped GMX as a natural selection:

Currently, we have a huge natural gas excess supply and a crappy economy, but I think over the long term natural gas will play a bigger role. [GMX] is cheap and small so I am hoping one of the bigger players is willing to buy it soon while natural gas prices are still dirt cheap.

In fact, GMX currently trades at a paltry price-to-book of 0.5. That represents a clear discount to competitors BP (1.6), Cabot Oil & Gas (2.3), and Southwestern Energy (4.4).

CAPS member Charlie1368 elaborated in December on the bargain opportunity:

GMX Resources has amassed a body of assets that give it a solid competitive moat for at least the next few years. Trading at a discount to these assets which can produce long-term earnings potential, GMX Resources is a great value. Add in a decent balance sheet, solid cash flow, lots of insider buying, and bullish options sentiment, and you have a great buy.

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