Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, seismic data provider ION Geophysical (NYSE:IO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

ION Geophysical facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1968)

Market Cap

$149.4 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

TTM Revenue

$748.71 million


CEO Robert Peebler (since 2003)
President/COO James Hollis (since 2008)

TTM Return on Equity



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, Yahoo! Finance, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 498 of the 519 members who have rated ION Geophysical -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include bobw111 and CMOJO, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Last month, bobw111 tried to explain why the stock's been beaten so badly:

Extremely undervalued. World is running out of oil and exploration and management of current reserves will be critical to meeting future needs. Somehow the connection between future need (exploration) has been lost due to the temporary oversupply of refined products.

In a pitch from December, CMOJO elaborates on ION's long-term tailwinds:

With the incoming administration, new energy is a sure bet. This company is tops in tech in the field for planning and mapping for nuclear power plant construction, off shore oil rigging, wind generators, sea generators. This company is the one they call to make sure these projects are built on stable ground.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. CGG Veritas is a choice of Global Gains. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.