Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, marine specialty contractor Orion Marine Group (NYSE:ORN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.  

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

Orion facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1994)

Market Cap

$270.4 million


Construction and engineering

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$316.2 million


CEO Michael Pearson

CFO Mark Stauffer

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$45.9 million / $9.7 million



McDermott International

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

On CAPS, 93% of the 87 members who have rated Orion believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, ScalaAnalyst, succinctly summed up the Orion bull case for our community:

[T]his is an industry that isn't a flash in the pan. It is good business and will continue to operate as long as we continue to ship in oil and goods. It will also support all of the stuff that we ship around the world. ...

It appears this company maybe heading from the red into the black. Management stated that they believe they could rise to a profit of [$0.02/share] in the next quarter and that 2013 should bring in earnings at [$0.10/share]. Let's hope they can continue this trend, I believe it is worth the risk.

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