Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why World Fuel Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fuel logistics company World Fuel Services (NYSE: INT  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

World Fuel facts

Headquarters (founded)

Miami (1984)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion


Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$38.3 billion


CEO Michael Kasbar (since 2012)

CFO Ira Birns (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$139.4 million / $287.2 million

Dividend Yield



BP Marine

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Sun Coast Resources

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 321 members who have rated World Fuel believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, 2good2betrue, tapped World Fuel as a particularly timely opportunity:

[A]s I read about this company and what they do, I like where they are going and their acquisitions seem to jive with their core competency. I put my low end target as [$50 per share] with an opportunistic target of [$55] which should come about when their latest acquisition starts to show up in their financials.

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its five-star rating, World Fuel may not be your top choice.

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