4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mitcham Industries

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, seismic equipment specialist Mitcham Industries (Nasdaq: MIND  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Mitcham facts

Headquarters (founded) Huntsville, Texas (1987)
Market Cap $227.1 million
Industry Oil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $121.0 million
Management CEO Billy Mitcham (since 1987)
CFO Robert Capps (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 10.7%
Cash/Debt $17.4 million / $19.5 million
Competitors Baker Hughes
Dawson Geophysical
Petroleum Geo-Services

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 329 members who have rated Mitcham believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, troym72, tapped Mitcham as a timely bargain opportunity:

[Mitcham's] stock has been punished severely after their earnings miss for 1Q2012. ... This creates a great buy opportunity for the smart investor who does not just react to negative news. If you look at [Mitcham's] EPS estimates ($2.44/share) for 2012. Even if [Mitcham] maintains a modest P/E of 10, the stock is valued at $24 per share. ... Most analysts have the 1yr target for [Mitcham] in the [$30s]. I just don't see how you can't pick up this stock at $17/share.

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