Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore energy service specialist GulfMark Offshore (NYSE: GLF) 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 $1.3 billion
Industry Oil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $369.8 million
Management CEO Bruce Streeter (since 2006)
CFO Quintin Kneen (since 2009)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 3.6%
Cash/Debt $113.0 million / $306.1 million
Competitors Halliburton
Seacor Holdings

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 447 members who have rated GulfMark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, 2Frugal4U, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

GulfMark shares are up from $32 to about $50 since it bottomed in [August]. The 2 yr performance has been steadily over the S&P yield with consistent positive trending. Management recently commissioned construction of 6 new vessels, indicating their confidence in future growth.  

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