Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas small cap VAALCO Energy (NYSE:EGY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

VAALCO facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1984)

Market Cap

$356.4 million

Industry

Oil and gas exploration and production

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$164.4 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Robert Gerry, III (since 1997)

COO W. Russell Scheirman (since 2008)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

13.2%

Cash/Debt

$78.7 million / $0

Competitors

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE:HNR)

Hess (NYSE:HES)

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD)

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,555 members who have rated VAALCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, jkb31, succinctly summed up the VAALCO bull case for our community:

New areas of exploration provide opportunity for growth. Company looks to turn the corner and bounce back, plus they recently have put in place a stock buyback that could also propel the stock up. Although there is some downside risk, I see more upside potential and it looks good to jump in at this level.