Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas service provider Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB) 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 Core Labs' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Core Labs facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1936)

Market Cap

$1.65 Billion


Oil and Gas Equipment and Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$756 Million


Chairman/CEO David Demshur

CFO Richard Bergmark

Return on Capital (Average, Past Three Years)



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CAPS Members Bullish on CLB Also Bullish on:

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CAPS Members Bearish on CLB Also Bearish on: (NASDAQ:AMZN)


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 91 of the 93 All-Star members who have rated Core Labs -- or 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mapboys and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Last month, mapboys noted that Core Labs "has been buying out their competition for several years and with few remaining competitors they are starting to come into their own."

In a pitch from four days later, TSIF shares that bullish attitude:

I'm having a tough time with oil/gas picks in this sub $50 barrel oil environment, but I believe [Core Labs] has growth potential in both high oil/gas prices as well as low prices because of their reservoir management. Their services are utilized in both environments, and they have high respect in the industry. Debt is very manageable and they have decent cash flow. Good ratio of insiders (5%), invested in the company. ... Five year track history of consistent growth.

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