Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, seismic data equipment maker Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ:GEOS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Geospace facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1980)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$246.3 million


Chairman/CEO Gary Owens (since 1997)

CFO Thomas McEntire (since 1997)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$22.9 million / $0



CGG Veritas

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,257 members who have rated Geospace believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

[Geospace] has great products, zero debt, and is in a good industry. Not only do they do oil and gas exploration, both on land and sea, but their seismic equipment has applications for earthquake detection. Since some of what they do involves global positioning systems, it is clear that there are additional avenues for growth, such as tsunami early warning systems in the Pacific.

To me, the sleeper in their lineup is that they make different kinds of cables, some of them for communications, capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions. So not only would they be front and center ready when big boys like Exxon go fishing in the Arctic or the presalts of Brazil, but in years to come undersea telecommunications cables carrying Internet connections will be expanding to places like Indonesia and the Philippines, where wealth will be created faster than we can now imagine.