Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield service provider Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hercules facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (2004)

Market Cap

$373.24 million


Oil and Gas Drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.12 billion


CEO John Rynd (since 2008)

CFO Lisa Rodriguez (since 2007)

Return on Capital (average last three years)



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CAPS members bullish on HERO also bullish on:

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK)

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS members bearish on HERO also bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Ford (NYSE:F)

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

Over on CAPS, 97% of the 1,499 members who have rated Hercules believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Lbills22 and JakilaTheHun, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

A couple of weeks ago, Lbills22 highlighted the stock's Herculean upside: "As oil comes back and pushes toward $60 this summer, this stock looks all the more undervalued. Still a risky play, but a favorable cost/benefit is definitely there."

In a pitch from just yesterday, JakilaTheHun makes a compelling case for Hercules. Below is an excerpt, but be sure to check out the detailed analysis here:

[D]emand for their services will increase as oil prices continue their inevitable march up toward $70 /gallon. At that point, offshore oil becomes more attractive and investors become more interested in companies like [Hercules].

[Hercules] has actually had positive operating cash flows for the past three fiscal years. However, their free cash flows have been negative as they, like most other companies in the oil service industry, took on debt to rapidly expand their operations. They have suffered with all the others, but under $5, I think the stock is a good, but risky, buy.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Chesapeake Energy is a Motley Fool Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.