Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore oil and gas service specialist Cal Dive International (NYSE:DVR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cal Dive facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1975)

Market Cap

$655 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$944 million


CEO Quinn Hebert (since 2005)
CFO Bruce Koch (since 2009)

Return on Equity (Average Past 3 Years)



$125 million / $358 million

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 497 members who have rated Cal Dive believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include hrc777 and All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Last month, hrc777 tapped Cal Dive's sluggish short-term as potent long-term opportunity: "Stock is recovering from the sharp reduction in [full year 2010] estimates after Q3. However, the [CEO] owns a good chunk. ... Balance sheet is not exceptional with a fair amount of debt, but it has strong cash flow."

In a pitch from just last week, mrindependent helped Fools dive in even further:

Cal Dive's stock is on sale for 50% off historical prices. Current P/BV 0.9 vs an average p/bv of 2.5 from 2006 thru 2008. Current P/Sales ratio is 0.67 vs an average p/sales ratio of 1.33 from 2006 thru 2008. This is a great company as shown by the fact that book value per share increased from $1.50 at 12/31/04 to $7.43 as of 9/30/09. In 2010, earnings per share is expected to decline to $0.73 from $0.90 in 2009. This earnings dip is likely to be temporary. Regardless of economic conditions, offshore drilling is likely to continue at a strong pace and Cal Dive is likely to thrive.

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