Why Key Energy Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, onshore rig-based well servicing contractor Key Energy Services (NYSE: KEG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Key Energy facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1977)

Market Cap

$970.7 million

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Richard Alario

CFO Marshall Dodson

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

5.5%

Cash/Debt

$24.7 million / $867.8 million

Competitors

Basic Energy Services

Nabors Industries

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

On CAPS, 72% of the 544 members who have rated Key Energy believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, drummermcjohn, tapped Key Energy as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Key Energy (KEG) still hovers around its lowest point in the past 52 week period. KEG's history in securing contracts and delivering innovative products to a lucratively funded oil industry has much to do with its steady performance over a 20 year period! After falling from $9 earlier this financial year, I think KEG is poised to climb back to $9 by this next winter.  

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