4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ship Finance
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global shipper Ship Finance International (NYS: SFL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ship Finance's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Ship Finance facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Hamilton, Bermuda (2003)|
|Market Cap||$1.1 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas storage and transportation|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$294.6 million|
|Management||CEO Ole Hjertaker (since July 2009)|
CFO Eirik Eide (since January 2011)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||22.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$118.2 million / $1.9 billion|
Overseas Shipholding Group
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 528 members who have rated Ship Finance believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I like Ship Finance because of the management in place. [Management] seem to be able to find deals to keep things not only afloat but on course in rough times. The recent bailout of Frontline is not only evidence but also direct benefit to Ship Finance. ... I like the dividend and the relationship it establishes with the shareholders. I like the transparency of the way the business is operated.
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