Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, integrated oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

BP facts

Headquarters (Founded) London (1889)
Market Cap $148.43 billion
Industry Integrated oil and gas
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $297.11 billion
Management

CEO Robert Dudley (since 2010)

CFO Dr. Byron Grote (since 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 12.4%
Cash/Debt $20.09 billion / $45.34 billion
Forward Dividend Yield 3.5%
Competitors

Chevron (NYSE: CVX)

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 5,065 members who have rated BP believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include YoungDude20 and Redog75.

Just last week, YoungDude20 tapped BP as a timely opportunity:

BP just signed a huge contract to allow the exploration of oil in the northern arctic. ... They have reinstated their dividends.... The rising price of oil/gasoline this summer will drive share prices higher. They have [one of the lowest] Price to Book ratio of all major oil companies.

In fact, BP currently sports a price-to-book ratio of 1.56. That represents a discount to integrated energy gorillas like Chevron (2.01), Conoco (1.64), and Exxon (2.99).

CAPS member Redog75 expanded last November on the outperform case:

Who else is kicking themselves for not snatching up a pile of BP stock when it tanked down in the $26 range? I am. This is a company that quite seriously does print their own money. Though the gulf spill was horrible, BP handled it well (not perfectly, but well). They stood there and took their beatings, unlike Exxon years ago. Liquidating less-profitable assets around the globe, implementing a massive war chest for gulf relief, and looking to the future -- BP will return to what it was.

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