Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil services provider Global Industries (NASDAQ:GLBL) 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 woefully lag the market average.

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

Global facts

Headquarters (founded)

Carlyss, Louisiana (1973)

Market Cap

$426.95 million


Oil and Gas Equipment and Services

TTM Revenue

$1.08 billion


Interim CEO John Clerico (since Oct. 2008)
CFO Jeffrey Levos (since May 2008)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX)

CAPS members bullish on GLBL also bullish on:

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK),
General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on GLBL also bearish on:

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR),
SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI)

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

Over on CAPS, 830 of the 855 members who have rated Global -- or 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include my Foolish colleague Tim Beyers (TMFMileHigh) and CAPS All-Star JayMoney1.

Last month, Tim tapped Global as an attractive penny stock for the long-run, but wrote in this pitch: "I suspect we'll continue to see weakness in this sector for a time -- at least so long as the economy is a drag -- but, long-term, construction and pipeline services are essential."

In a pitch from the day before, JayMoney1 shares that contrarian spirit:

A couple of their projects have gone south this year, causing 2 consecutive quarters of losses. But with those projects being completed, better cost management with a new CEO, and new work which is building in Brazil, I see good things coming in the future. They have already hit rock bottom. I smell come back.

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