Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, clad metal plates maker Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ:BOOM) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Dynamic Materials facts

Headquarters (founded)

Boulder, Colo. (1965)

Market Cap

$251.8 million


Industrial Machinery

TTM Revenue

$223.9 million


President/CEO Yvon Cariou (since 2000)

CFO Richard Santa (since 1996)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)



Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)

Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB)

CAPS members bullish on BOOM also bullish on:

Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN)


CAPS members bearish on BOOM also bearish on:

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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

Over on CAPS, 99% of the 551 All-Star members who have rated Dynamic Materials believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include dhabluetzel and my fellow Fool Matt Koppenheffer (TMFKopp), both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Late last year, dhabluetzel described the Dynamic opportunity:

Providing corrosion protection cladding for base metal sheets is in demand in industry. ... The oil patch also uses these end products (clad metal) in the construction of refineries which are going to have to be built to keep up with demand and replace existing ageing plants.

In a pitch from last week, Matt shed more light on Dynamic's booming growth:

Dynamic Materials has been wildly successful -- sales grew more than 500% between 2003 and 2008 -- for a number of reasons. First off, the need for clad metals has been growing, particularly within the oil and gas industry. At the same time, Dynamic's explosion welding has significant advantages over other methods of cladding, and the company has developed expertise in large-scale production of explosion-welded metals.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Dynamic Materials and Dawson Geophysical are Motley Fool Hidden Gems picks. Apple and Starbucks are Stock Advisor selections. Starbucks is also a choice of Inside Value, as is Microsoft. The Fool owns shares of Dynamic Materials and Starbucks. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.