Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF), which provides marine services for the offshore oil industry, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

GulfMark facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1996)

Market Cap

$882.7 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$460.0 million


CEO Bruce Streeter (since 2006)

CFO Quintin Kneen (since June 2009)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$165.9 million / $468.2 million

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CAPS Members Bullish on GLF Also Bullish on

Transocean (NYSE:RIG)
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

CAPS Members Bearish on GLF Also Bearish on

A-Power Energy (NASDAQ:APWR)

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 444 members who have rated GulfMark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include cmkastn and All-Star 2Cores, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Two weeks ago, cmkastn tapped GulfMark as a great way to bag some high returns at a bargain price: "Not only does it have a low PEG (0.36) and a low P/E (5.13) and P/B (0.81) for its industry, it's been able to boost its sales phenomenally despite the economy. Great profit margins, great ROA, above-average ROE."

In a pitch from last week, 2Cores expands on the stock as a hauler for the long haul:

Gulf Mark Offshore is another attempt to catch the money that will be flowing into the all the offshore oil and gas drilling that will be going on over the next 5-10 years. These folks own the medium sized boats that haul men and equipment out to deep sea rigs. They form the third leg of my effort to catch this wave, so to speak. [Transocean] the driller, [Rowan] the rig builder and GulfMark the servicer.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. National Oilwell Varco is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Chesapeake is a choice of Inside Value, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.