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
Oil and gas equipment and services
CEO M. Kevin McEvoy (since May 2011)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$166 million / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
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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