Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, coal producer Alliance Resource Partners (Nasdaq: ARLP) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Alliance Resource facts

Headquarters (Founded) Tulsa, Okla. (1971)
Market Cap $2.7 billion
Industry Coal and consumable fuels
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.8 billion
Management CEO Joseph Craft III (since 1999)
CFO Brian Cantrell (since 2005)
Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years) 20.5%
Cash/Debt $273.5 million / $707.2 million
Dividend Yield 5.1%
Competitors Arch Coal
CONSOL Energy
Peabody Energy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 706 members who have rated Alliance Resource believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, MHenage, tapped Alliance Resource as an attractive income opportunity:

Outstanding company in the coal industry. Increases its dividend every quarter, 13% revenue growth, 20% earnings growth, 13% dividend growth, can't get better than that. Payouts are more than covered by free cash flow so you are not getting part of the assets back like with other partnerships.

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