Why Bristow Is Poised to Keep Flying

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Bristow Group , which provides helicopter service to the offshore oil industry, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Bristow facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1969)

Market Cap

$2.4 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion

Management

CEO William Chiles (since 2004)

CFO Jonathan Baliff (since 2010)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

7.1%

Cash/Debt

$231.9 million / $900.6 million

Dividend Yield

1.3%

Competitors

PHI 

Seacor Holdings


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

On CAPS, 96% of the 234 members who have rated Bristow believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Jason Moser (TMFJMo), succinctly summed up the Bristow bull case for our community:

These guys have a pretty enviable competitive position as the biggest player in their space. High economic barriers to entry and there is plenty of investment going on in offshore/deepwater exploration. National Oilwell Varco CEO Pete Miller has even called this "the deepwater century." Bristow's services will be in demand and the stock will win because of it.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Bristow may not be your top choice.

We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2013." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

The article Why Bristow Is Poised to Keep Flying originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners