Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-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.

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, La. (1973)

Market Cap

$693.5 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.02 billion


Chairman/CEO John Clerico

President Peter Atkinson

Return on Equity (Average, Past 5 Years)


Cash / Debt

$411.8 million / $296.2 million

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 863 members who have rated Global believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars neverabear and devilinside, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Just last month, neverabear singled out the stock as a solid way to step offshore: "Good company with strong fundamentals in offshore oil and gas industry."

In an earlier pitch, devilinside offers more detail on the Global opportunity:

All I can say about this little company in a sea of sharks is "IMPRESSIVE". This company continues to find contracts, although small; they keep the cash flow going. When the demand for oil rises again, they very well may become one of the sharks. ... Management is conservative and shows a real desire to build shareholder value. The fundamentals of the company are solid. ... It continues to get good press and find new contracts from seemingly nowhere.

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