Why Orion Marine Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, marine specialty contractor Orion Marine Group (NYSE: ORN  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.  

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

Orion facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1994)

Market Cap

$270.4 million


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$316.2 million


CEO Michael Pearson

CFO Mark Stauffer

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$45.9 million / $9.7 million



McDermott International

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 87 members who have rated Orion believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, ScalaAnalyst, succinctly summed up the Orion bull case for our community:

[T]his is an industry that isn't a flash in the pan. It is good business and will continue to operate as long as we continue to ship in oil and goods. It will also support all of the stuff that we ship around the world. ...

It appears this company maybe heading from the red into the black. Management stated that they believe they could rise to a profit of [$0.02/share] in the next quarter and that 2013 should bring in earnings at [$0.10/share]. Let's hope they can continue this trend, I believe it is worth the risk.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Orion may not be your top choice.

We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2013." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2410375, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/30/2016 6:39:09 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,308.15 164.70 0.91%
S&P 500 2,168.27 17.14 0.80%
NASD 5,312.00 42.85 0.81%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/30/2016 4:02 PM
ORN $6.85 Up +0.22 +3.32%
Orion Marine Group CAPS Rating: ****
KBR $15.13 Up +0.22 +1.48%
KBR CAPS Rating: *****
MDR $5.01 Up +0.19 +3.94%
McDermott Internat… CAPS Rating: ***