Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, contract driller Ensco International (NYSE:ESV) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Ensco facts

Headquarters (founded)

Dallas, Texas (1975)

Market Cap

$4.71 billion


Oil and gas drilling

TTM Revenue

$2.40 billion


CEO Daniel Rabun (since 2007)
CFO James Swent III (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average last 3 years)



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CAPS members bullish on ESV also bullish on

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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 116 of the 120 All-Star members who have rated Ensco -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include giftofgod and sandvig, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Two weeks ago, giftofgod made this prediction: "Very cheap valuation plus a small dividend, which is unusual amongst oil stocks. I really think oil is near a bottom right now, but time will tell us in the end."

In an earlier pitch from last month, sandvig shared that sentiment, drilling further into Ensco's valuation:

Pretium iustum est - The Price is Right.

This company has little debt, a PE ratio of about 5, and has a ROI around 23%. Even with the price of oil "down," I will go out on a limb and suggest we have not seen the end of drilling. I would think that the chances are pretty good that the shares prices will double within three years.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.