Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, ceramic proppants provider CARBO Ceramics (NYSE: CRR ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CARBO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1997)|
|Market Cap||$1.7 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$638.0 million|
|Management||CEO Gary Kolstad (since 2006)
CFO Ernesto Bautista III (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||17.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$32.0 million / $0|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 457 members who have rated CARBO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I think the short-term picture is clouded by low natural gas prices which is causing drillers to take production offline (and causing proppant inventories to build up for CRR). But with the country flush with nat gas reserves it can't help but be a long-term bullish situation. When prices rise and drillers drill with abandon again, CARBO will prosper too.
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