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Why Bristow Is Poised to Keep Flying

By Brian D. Pacampara, CFA - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:09PM

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Market-trouncing returns could be written in this 4-Star.

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Bristow Group (BRS), which provides helicopter service to the offshore oil industry, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Bristow facts



Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1969)

Market Cap

$2.4 billion


Oil and gas equipment services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.3 billion


CEO William Chiles (since 2004)

CFO Jonathan Baliff (since 2010)

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)



$231.9 million / $900.6 million

Dividend Yield




Seacor Holdings

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 234 members who have rated Bristow believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Jason Moser (TMFJMo), succinctly summed up the Bristow bull case for our community:

These guys have a pretty enviable competitive position as the biggest player in their space. High economic barriers to entry and there is plenty of investment going on in offshore/deepwater exploration. National Oilwell Varco CEO Pete Miller has even called this "the deepwater century." Bristow's services will be in demand and the stock will win because of it.

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