5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Oceaneering International

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil-field services specialist Oceaneering International (NYS: OII) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Oceaneering International facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1965)

Market Cap

$5.12 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.12 billion


CEO M. Kevin McEvoy (since May 2011)
CFO W. Cardon Gerner (since August 2011)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$166 million / $0

Dividend Yield


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

On CAPS, 98% of the 717 members who have rated Oceaneering believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star useless33 and mpdelbuono.

Earlier this month, useless33 listed a few of Oceaneering's positives: "No debt, high margin, shareholder-friendly company. New CEO is an unknown as the fearless leader but has been with the company since they were diving with stone robots."

In fact, Oceaneering boasts $166 million in cash on its balance sheet with zero debt. Meanwhile, industry peers like Cameron (NYS: CAM) , Halliburton (NYS: HAL) , and FMC Technologies (NYS: FTI) sport debt-to-equity ratios of 0.34, 0.31, and 0.35, respectively.

CAPS member mpdelbuono elaborates on the Oceaneering bull case:

Oil demand is about to go through the roof with the Saudi Aramco mess. To counter that I expect other companies to be expanding their drilling, which should put [Oceaneering] on a fast-track to growth. Balance sheet looks good, and a competent management team to boo[t]. I like where this is headed.

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